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America’s chairlift savant finishes 22-year quest to ride every lift in the U.S.

Peter Landsman, a lift supervisor at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, has visited, photographed and documented 2,381 chairlifts in the U.S.

Outdoors

Vail Resorts offers end-of-season bonus as ski areas struggle through labor crisis

Ski resorts are struggling with COVID-ravaged workforces and swelling crowds. Vail Resorts promises workers a $2-an-hour bonus as it weathers a labor crisis, a potential strike by Park City ski patrollers and a declining stock price.

Outdoors

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

The federal Build Back Better Act will protect a $4.8 billion industry from ruin

Opinion Columns

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

North America’s largest resort operator reported earnings on Thursday showing a smaller-than-projected loss after slashing budgets and spending in April.

Business

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

Davey Pitcher’s plan to open won approval from local officials, but he needs a variance to Gov. Jared Polis’ rule limiting travel for recreation to 10 miles.

Coronavirus

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

Resorts wanted one more day to close since the shutdown happened as visitors from all over the country were flocking to Colorado for spring break. Gov. Polis said waiting would have led to more infections.

Outdoors

Drew Litton: Colorado coronavirus’ downhill run

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