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Cimarron Mountain Club, a private ski area near Montrose, sells its seven final memberships

The 2,000-acre ski area near Montrose has seen demand spike during the pandemic. The one-of-a-kind resort model offers snowcat-accessed skiing to only 13 members who pay $3 million to join.

Outdoors

Wolf Creek Ski Area set to become state’s first to open

Wolf Creek Ski Area said the slopes would open beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday with three lifts running through Sunday.

Outdoors

Wildfires make work to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions even more crucial, Gov. Polis says

In an address to state air-quality regulators, Polis reaffirmed ambitious climate-related goals. But some say the roadmap to reach them lacks urgency.

Environment

Coronavirus has cost Vail Resorts more than $200 million. So far.

North America’s largest resort operator posted a rare year-end loss, dragged down by early resort closures and a pandemic-slowed summer. But Epic Pass sales are pacing ahead of last year.

Business

Retailers are seeing spike in backcountry gear sales. That has avalanche educators, search teams worried.

As ski resorts announce plans to manage crowds, avalanche equipment sales are soaring, leaving search and rescue teams and land managers bracing for record crowds exploring snowy mountains.

Outdoors

Bluebird Backcountry is expanding just as uphill skiing is expected to explode during coronavirus

The uphill-only ski area outside Kremmling is expanding to 1,200 acres for its second season with an emphasis on providing a safer experience and avalanche education.

Outdoors

How Colorado’s independent Wolf Creek ski area plans to navigate a coronavirus reopening

Unlike Vail Resorts, which last week announced a reservation system that requires pass holders to book high-season ski days well in advance, Wolf Creek is adjusting its pricing

Outdoors

Mayhem continues at Granby Ranch as new owner takes over Grand County ski and golf community

Granby Prentice Granby Holdings sent a letter early Wednesday to the roughly 800 owners of property at the 5,000-acre Grand County ski and golf resort explaining it is terminating a 15-year deal with them

News

Want to ski at a Vail Resorts mountain during coronavirus? You’ll need a reservation.

Forget the dreamy scene where you wake to a foot of fresh and race to the ski area

Outdoors

Purgatory and Silverton Mountain float interest in Silverton’s community ski hill

Two southwest Colorado ski area operators are interested in working with the Town of Silverton to grow the remote community’s Kendall Mountain ski area into a year-round amenity

Outdoors

He wasn’t the best skier, but he was Colorado’s preeminent ski bum. Farewell, Charlie Toups.

“Everyone seemed to know him. … He lived life in such a unique way,” a friend recalls of Charlie Toups, a quintessential Colorado ski bum who spent decades living in cars in ski area parking lots.

Outdoors

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

Aspen Skiing Co., Alterra Mountain Co., Arapahoe Basin and others say they’re owed more than $2 million after the coronavirus ended the season early

Outdoors

Smaller ski areas retain their workers with help of federal coronavirus stimulus money

Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Echo, Ski Sunlight, Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek qualified for a cumulative $5 million to $13 million in PPP loans, enabling them to keep employees paid during the pandemic

Outdoors

Report: U.S. ski industry lost $2 billion because of coronavirus

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After 12-day reopening, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to close on Sunday due to lack of snow

A-Basin Chief Operating Officer Alan Henceroth said the mountain will close Sunday less than two weeks after reopening May 27

Outdoors

Safety and stoke: A-Basin’s coronavirus reopening provides glimpse of what next ski season may look like

The snow was soft, the sun was shining and the lift lines were short. Besides mask-wearing and social distancing, it felt like a normal day of late spring skiing.

Outdoors

Arapahoe Basin will reopen Wednesday for skiing and snowboarding

The Summit County resort says skiing and snowboarding will look very different. For instance, reservations will be required for those planning on visiting A-Basin and only 600 people will be granted access each day.

Outdoors

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

Skier killed in avalanche near Crested Butte

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the skier was among four people who were skiing Tuesday on Mount Emmons

Outdoors

You’re not supposed to travel more than 10 miles for outdoor recreation during Colorado’s safer-at-home phase

Entering the height of Colorado’s outdoor recreation season, Gov. Jared Polis has ordered people not to travel more than 10 miles from their homes for exercise. “You can make the sacrifice of going to your second or third favorite park,” he said.

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