Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: For Colorado’s ski industry, reversing climate change is practical, not political

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Summit County, Colorado, supports climate change solutions in the Build Back Better Act and we are calling on Colorado’s senators and representatives to pass these measures. It’s past time to take seriously the impacts of climate change and their potential to devastate not only Colorado’s natural treasures, but the economies, […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, News, Outdoors

Vail Resorts lost $140 million after coronavirus forced its ski areas to close. That’s actually better than expected.

Cost cutting by Vail Resorts after it closed its 34 North American ski areas on March 14 lessened the financial blow of the coronavirus. Slashing plans for capital upgrades, suspending cash dividends to shareholders, reducing salaries and furloughing hourly workers helped Vail Resorts lose only $140 million in income in the first four months of […]

Posted inNewsletters, Outsider

Owner of Wolf Creek ski area wants to reopen this weekend. But first he has a major hoop to jump through.

Updated at April 30, 2020, at 11:28 p.m.: Gov. Jared Polis orders Colorado ski areas closed until at least May 23. Davey Pitcher wants to open Wolf Creek ski area this weekend.  His limited opening plan won unanimous approval from boards of county commissioners in Archuleta, Rio Grande and Mineral counties. He got approval from […]

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The day skiing died: Inside the historic day coronavirus forced Colorado’s ski industry to shutter

On the morning of March 14, Gov. Jared Polis studied data on coronavirus infection rates in Colorado’s ski towns, which were 20 to 30 times higher than the rates on the Front Range.  It was Saturday and the busiest day of the season for ski areas — the day when Colorado’s $5 billion resort industry […]