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.By Jason Blevins Business Primary category in which blog post is published
Hundreds of international workers at Colorado ski resorts are in limbo as countries close borders, airlines cancel flightsBy Jason Blevins Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published
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
Man who delighted Vail apres-ski crowds for decades dies from coronavirus; El Paso County man also killed by disease
Rod Powell, who delighted apres-ski crowds for decades, died on Saturday. An El Paso County man in his 70s was also killed by the virus, meaning that at least six people in Colorado have died from the disease.
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.
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
Vail Resorts decides to end ski season at Vail, Keystone, Crested Butte, Beaver Creek; Loveland, Buttermilk also shut down
Vail Resorts decision could impact other Colorado ski areas that want to reopen
The order marks the most significant use of Polis’ powers since he declared a state of emergency on Tuesday
Colorado ski resorts remain open, but change chairlift rules and dining options to avoid coronavirus spread
Large gatherings have been banned in Colorado ski counties to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but lift lines aren’t included so resorts are still open while mountains across Europe and Asia close for the season
“This was new ground and we have learned a lot,” says resort leader Al Henceroth. A-Basin joined the Ikon Pass in a deal that limits days.
Andy Wirth, a former executive at Steamboat Springs, Intrawest and Squaw Alpin, is vying to manage skiing and golf at Granby Ranch as the resort's owner navigates foreclosure