resort industry

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Heavy snow led to a top-five Colorado ski season and a whole lot of cars through the I-70 tunnels

It wasn't quite a record season in Colorado, but 2018-19 saw double-digit jumps in interstate traffic over last season

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Aspen stakes claim as the premier human-powered playground as skiers ditch lifts and traffic to walk uphill

“Alpine skiers are getting bored," said Erik Lambert, a businessman searching for a mountain to anchor an all-uphill resort. "They are sick of crowds. They are sick of traffic. I think people are ready for a cultural shift.”

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Resorts, desperate to stem crushing traffic, bet on a new ridesharing app that splits lifts to the lifts

RIDE -- shorthand for Reduce Individual Driving for the Environment -- offers simple but compelling rewards to drivers and riders who carpool

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Parents of young skiers push for Colorado chairlift safety as lawmakers renew tramway board

“What we are really asking for is safety for our kids," said Larisa Wilder, who is among a group of parents pressing lawmakers give the board that governs chairlift safety more oversight

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Colorado drought levels drop by half in a week; governor declares snowpack is “epic”

The U.S. Drought Monitor reported on Thursday that there is no more extreme or exceptional drought conditions in the state, which plagued the Four Corners region after the dry 2018 winter and summer

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Telluride isn’t immune to Colorado’s high country housing problem. But it’s finding a solution in diversification

In Telluride, a constricted canyon of about 2,600 residents, housing programs have focused on options, meaning everything from dorm-style rentals and tiny homes to stand-alone single-family homes and four-bedroom apartments

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Crawling around Colorado’s mountains, personal snowcats are becoming so ubiquitous they even have a jamboree

Today, snowcats are selling as high-end RVs on snow, with an entry-level, four-seat Tucker starting around $125,000

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While others grumble over hordes of newcomers, Telluride embraces Epic Pass skiers

Locals lament crowds of Ikon Pass skiers at some resorts, but Telluride bosses say it's the locals -- not Epic Pass customers -- who are skiing more days than ever

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Telluride’s avalanche-battling arsenal: WWII cannons, 3D mapping and discipline

The “steep and deep” resort uses one of the largest and most diverse tool boxes in North America to mitigate avalanche hazards