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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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Vail chairlift attendant wasn’t paying attention during skier’s suffocation, report says

Jason Varnish, 46, died of positional asphyxia at Vail Mountain’s Blue Sky Basin area Feb. 13, the Eagle County coroner said

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Vail, Beaver Creek patrollers are trading in their skis for ambulance keys in Eagle County’s coronavirus fight

Eagle County Paramedic Services’ pandemic plan worried most about what happens when crews get sick. The statewide shutdown of ski resorts sent patrollers to the rescue.

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The ski resort industry is hoping for federal relief from its $2 billion in coronavirus losses

Ski areas are already slashing capital spending for next year by half as the nation's 460 ski hills in 37 states line up for small business assistance. “When the ski industry sneezes, rural economies catch a bad cold,” says Dave Byrd with National Ski Areas Association

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Call to the wild: Great outdoors an escape in coronavirus times

Typically open — although national parks are increasingly limiting access and more shelter-at-home orders are being issued — the great outdoors provides a natural way to social distance

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Early closure of ski resorts triggers “feeding frenzy” for uphill touring and backcountry ski equipment

Vail Resorts put the brakes on use of its mountains for skiers seeking turns without lifts, but independent backcountry ski shops across the state are reporting record sales.

Drew Litton: Colorado coronavirus’ downhill run

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Thousands of seasonal workers told to leave their housing as Vail Resorts ends ski season early

Vail Resort employs 55,000 workers and houses many of them near its resorts in Colorado, Utah, California, British Columbia, New England and across the Midwest

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Gunnison County bans restaurants, bars from serving people 60 and older to slow coronavirus spread

The order initially appeared to ban people vulnerable to the new coronavirus from grocery stores. Health managers say that’s not a bad idea.