resort industry

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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

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Vail’s new Epic day pass lowers pre-purchased lift tickets to as low as $89

The latest salvo in Epic-versus-Ikon season pass brawl targets occasional skiers who balk at $200-plus lift tickets

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Fatal inbounds avalanches, like the one in Taos, often spur lawsuits against ski areas. They rarely get far.

The question is: Will the trend of unsuccessful lawsuits after fatal avalanches hold as ski areas expand into slide-prone terrain?

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Affordable housing crisis threatens vitality of Colorado’s high-country economies

First-ever Mountain Housing Summit looks for ways to move developers toward “missing middle” projects, and that may mean focusing on wealth creation rather than wealth extraction

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Cabin, RV and glamping resort promises to transform Granby as development wave rolls through Grand County

A luxury development that failed during the recession is being replaced with workforce housing plus “everyman” amenities to bolster Grand County’s vacation lineup

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Slower growth in Epic Pass revenue, wider than expected first-quarter losses trigger steep drop in Vail Resorts stock

Vail Resorts’ chief Rob Katz told investors on Friday that he expected to sell 925,000 Epic Passes for the 2018-19 ski season