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72-year-old skier dies in collision with snowboarder at Eldora Mountain

BOULDER — An investigation is underway after a 72-year-old skier died in a collision with a snowboarder at Eldora Mountain in northern Colorado. Boulder County sheriff’s officials say the crash happened on the intermediate Windmill run on Tuesday morning, and the skier was unconscious and not breathing when ski patrollers arrived. They attempted CPR, but […]

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Ski resorts push lift-ticket seller Liftopia toward bankruptcy, revealing deep impacts of coronavirus closures

Aspen Skiing Co., Alterra Mountain Co., Arapahoe Basin and Canada’s Cypress Bowl are asking a federal bankruptcy judge to force online lift ticket seller Liftopia into bankruptcy, saying the California-based company owes the resorts more than $2 million. Liftopia, one of the first companies in the world to sell lift tickets online, is fighting the […]

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

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Angel Williams is heading to Breckenridge this winter for her first ski vacation ever and she wants to be ready. “I’m practicing,” the New York City resident says as she boards the chairlift at Big Snow, North America’s first indoor ski area, located at a massive new mall a few minutes […]

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Two years after woman’s fatal fall at Granby Ranch, Colorado’s chairlift safety review remains ongoing

Two years after a Texas woman was thrown from a chairlift and killed at Granby Ranch, Colorado has not put in place safety recommendations listed in a state investigation of her death. The process has been slow and quiet, with the first proposals for change expected late this spring. The Colorado Tramway Safety Board, working […]