Steamboat Resort and Breckenridge Resort opened child care centers for the kids of their employees this season. In Aspen, the resort is helping pay for new child care center slots in the community.
New camping fees for Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness coming in 2023
The U.S. Forest Service will institute an overnight permit and fee system next year as visits to the area near Aspen have quadrupled
A Colorado camp connecting deaf students to the outdoors is reemerging from the brink of collapse
OLD SNOWMASS — With towering Aspen trees that catch every breeze from the Elk Mountains and water that cascades over giant rocks along Snowmass Creek, Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a calming refuge tucked away from the bustle of nearby resort towns. Yet for all the serenity it offers campers, […]
Pueblo’s steel mill is an American success story. And it’s owned by Russians.
The story of Pueblo’s steel mill is steeped in the lore of American industry, from its rise backed by ingenuity and perseverance to its near demise at the hands of foreign competition. The mill has risen again in recent years, modernizing operations and winning back business from overseas rivals — with the help of its […]
Record-breaking real estate frenzy is changing the culture of Colorado’s mountain towns as locals are priced out
Brianna Anthony and her boyfriend, Keenan Montague, have lived in three homes over the past six months in Telluride. The five-bedroom house that the local bartenders rented with friends sold last fall, and the new owner, an East Coast doctor with a home in nearby Mountain Village, launched a major renovation. They moved into another […]
Colorado ski areas aren’t talking about skier fatalities this season. So we asked coroners instead.
At least 11 skiers were killed in traumatic crashes at Colorado’s 26 ski areas this season. That is about the average number for a ski season — “about” because it’s difficult to learn when and how skiers and snowboarders die inbounds at the state’s ski areas. Ski areas are not required to share information about […]
Missing Carbondale man found dead in backcountry near Snowmass
A missing Carbondale man was found dead Thursday after a two-day search at Snowmass Resort, according to a Pitkin County officials. Rescue personnel found David Cross, 32, deceased in “very hazardous terrain” in the West Willow area off Snowmass Ski Area, according to a news release. Cross had snowboarded into difficult backcountry terrain that can […]
Colorado ski resorts remain open, but change chairlift rules and dining options to avoid coronavirus spread
UPDATE AT 8:42 P.M. ON SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2020: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis orders all ski resorts to close in extraordinary move Increasing numbers of cases of the new coronavirus in the high country prodded health officials in Summit, Eagle and Pitkin counties to ban gatherings of more than 50 people. But the health orders in […]
In Colorado mountain towns, the U.S. Post Office no longer delivers like it used to
Margaret Bowes has personally felt the pain of a poorly functioning postal system in Colorado’s resort towns. In her role as executive director of the Colorado Association of Ski Towns, she recently ordered paper goods from an out-of-town supplier and specified that they be delivered to her home office in Dillon. Instead of receiving the […]
Ski resorts send a record-setting rent payment to the federal government after 2017-18 season
Colorado ski resorts operating on public land have once again sent a record rent payment to the U.S. government. The payment for 2017-18 — based on revenues collected at 23 Colorado resorts — was $26.8 million, the highest ever. Those payments are expected to continue reaching new highs as resort operators sell hundreds of thousands […]