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Vail Resorts will credit up to 80% of unused Epic passes value to 2020-21 pass

Under pressure from skiers who bought expensive passes intending to use them in the spring, Vail also rolled out new pass insurance that covers calamities, including coronavirus-related shutdowns.

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Arapahoe Basin’s effort to avoid overcrowding by leaving the Epic Pass may be working too well

“This was new ground and we have learned a lot,” says resort leader Al Henceroth. A-Basin joined the Ikon Pass in a deal that limits days.

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Ski Cooper’s expanded expert terrain, financial vibrancy reveal model for nonprofit ski area management

Think of Ski Cooper as the craft-beer of Colorado's ski industry, said Dan Torsell, the area's general manager

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Indoor skiing is one entrepreneur’s bet on how to diversify and grow skiing and snowboarding

Indoor skiing ventures in the U.S. have failed before ever being built, but Big Snow Resort — a 1,000-foot slope inside a New Jersey mall — is seeing thousands of skiers a day and turning curious city folks into downhill diehards.

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As ski pass wars heat up, U.S. Forest Service curtails public ski area land fee disclosures

Now, the Forest Service will only share aggregated permit fee information for the ski areas in the White River National Forest. No individual permit fees are being shared on a forest, state, region or national level.

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Not sure which season ski pass to buy? Here are 10 questions to help guide your decision.

Resort operators punish poor planners with staggering walk-up ticket prices. But there’s no reason to get burned in Colorado, ground zero for the ski-pass war.

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After dumping Epic, Arapahoe Basin finds new partner in Ikon Pass

“We think we are going to do better with this deal,” A-Basin boss Alan Henceroth says. But is it better for skiers?

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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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