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Resorts, desperate to stem crushing traffic, bet on a new ridesharing app that splits lifts to the lifts

RIDE -- shorthand for Reduce Individual Driving for the Environment -- offers simple but compelling rewards to drivers and riders who carpool

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Parents of young skiers push for Colorado chairlift safety as lawmakers renew tramway board

“What we are really asking for is safety for our kids," said Larisa Wilder, who is among a group of parents pressing lawmakers give the board that governs chairlift safety more oversight

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Colorado drought levels drop by half in a week; governor declares snowpack is “epic”

The U.S. Drought Monitor reported on Thursday that there is no more extreme or exceptional drought conditions in the state, which plagued the Four Corners region after the dry 2018 winter and summer

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While others grumble over hordes of newcomers, Telluride embraces Epic Pass skiers

Locals lament crowds of Ikon Pass skiers at some resorts, but Telluride bosses say it's the locals -- not Epic Pass customers -- who are skiing more days than ever

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Telluride’s avalanche-battling arsenal: WWII cannons, 3D mapping and discipline

The “steep and deep” resort uses one of the largest and most diverse tool boxes in North America to mitigate avalanche hazards

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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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What really led A-Basin to quit the Epic Pass cash cow? “Parking is our pinch point.”

Resort revenues doubled in the decade Arapahoe Basin was part of the Epic Pass, but parking problems outweigh the benefits of cash flow

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Crested Butte may be the gem in Vail Resorts’ portfolio, but its lifts must be fixed before it can shine

Figuring out where Crested Butte fits into Vail’s quiver of resorts is as challenging as the skiing. “It stands out. And that’s a very good thing.”