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Colorado’s independent ski areas are thriving in the shadow of dueling, consolidating resort giants

Arapahoe Basin, Echo Mountain, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Granby, Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek all report record visits, revenues in last two seasons

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PHOTOS: Short on powder, Colorado’s ski resorts let snowmakers rip

A dry and warm November in the high country is leading Colorado resorts to rely on the man-made alternative to powder.

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Smaller ski areas retain their workers with help of federal coronavirus stimulus money

Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Echo, Ski Sunlight, Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek qualified for a cumulative $5 million to $13 million in PPP loans, enabling them to keep employees paid during the pandemic

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Skim or swim: Colorado ski season winds down with a splash, not a schuss

A frigid slide on skis through an icy pond -- known as pond skimming -- has marked the end to ski season across America since the 1920s

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