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First Vail Resorts got into a fight with Vail’s town council. Now it’s tangling with Park City’s planning commission.

The rollercoaster ride continues for Vail Resorts. On the heels of reporting record season pass sales, skier traffic and revenues, the largest resort operator in North America again is grappling with a local community impacted by crowds.  For the second time in two months locals in one of the company’s resort communities — this time […]

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Record-breaking real estate frenzy is changing the culture of Colorado’s mountain towns as locals are priced out

Brianna Anthony and her boyfriend, Keenan Montague, have lived in three homes over the past six months in Telluride. The five-bedroom house that the local bartenders rented with friends sold last fall, and the new owner, an East Coast doctor with a home in nearby Mountain Village, launched a major renovation. They moved into another […]

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With winter travel to Colorado resort communities very unclear, airlines are showing “unprecedented” flexibility

By the end of a typical September, skiers are booking flights and planning winter vacations. And resorts that depend on those jet-setting skiers — like Aspen, Crested Butte, Steamboat, Telluride and Vail — are seeing hotel reservations filling up by the arrival of fall.  But this is not a typical fall. Nor was it a […]