A Magellan Strategies survey of Colorado skiers reveals apprehension over pandemic protocols, reservations and visitors. “I can go a year without skiing downhill,” one woman said.
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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
Forget the dreamy scene where you wake to a foot of fresh and race to the ski area
Trump’s ban on visa workers breathes new life into college-age ski bumming in Colorado’s resort towns
Ski area operators are reporting a surge in applications from college students and locals as hiring strategies, operational plans shift in the pandemic.
Environmentalists are lining up against the plan to benefit Aurora, Colorado Springs and some Western Slope interests. The fight, they say, “will be as big as the Two Forks fight was.”
Vail Resorts lost $140 million after coronavirus forced its ski areas to close. That’s actually better than expected.
North America’s largest resort operator reported earnings on Thursday showing a smaller-than-projected loss after slashing budgets and spending in April.
The science of keeping the flora in a sewage treatment system balanced was knocked out of kilter when coronavirus shut skiing down and water use dropped 50% in two of Colorado’s most popular ski communities.
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.
Resorts wanted one more day to close since the shutdown happened as visitors from all over the country were flocking to Colorado for spring break. Gov. Polis said waiting would have led to more infections.
Hundreds of international workers at Colorado ski resorts are in limbo as countries close borders, airlines cancel flights
“It’s not that we want to stay. We just can’t leave,” says a ski instructor from Argentina who is among hundreds of J-1 and H-2B visa workers trapped in resort towns unable to get home.