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.
Trump’s ban on visa workers breathes new life into college-age ski bumming in Colorado’s resort townsBy Jason Blevins Business Primary category in which blog post is published
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
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.
Jason Varnish, 46, died of positional asphyxia at Vail Mountain’s Blue Sky Basin area Feb. 13, the Eagle County coroner said
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