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Colorado ski resorts are pumping in $50 million worth of improvements in preparation of the upcoming ski season. Colorado Ski Country USA resorts are investing in minor developments meant to improve guest experiences and major renovations, including new lifts and dining facilities. For example, Copper Mountain is replacing the High Point Lift in its West… Continue Reading Colorado ski resorts invest millions in improvements

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Powderhorn season passes selling at lower prices

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The new owners of the Powderhorn ski resort are keeping their word on offering lower prices on season passes this year compared with last season. For instance, the price of an adult season pass this year is $399, down from $420 last season. The ski area near Grand Junction offers various passes for different age… Continue Reading Powderhorn season passes selling at lower prices

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An estimated 9,500 visitors will visit the Pikes Peak region for the Air Force Academy’s annual Parents’ Weekend, starting Thursday. The visitors are expected to bring an additional $7.5 million in direct revenue to Colorado Springs businesses and an additional $556,776 in sales tax revenue. Academy officials say the numbers are a fraction of the… Continue Reading Parents’ weekend to bring $7.5M to Springs economy

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Breckenridge considering limit on skiers

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The Breckenridge Town Council is considering asking for a cap on daily skier visits to reduce the impact on the community on peak days. The recommendation is among a list of requests to be sent to the Forest Service, which is considering allowing the Breckenridge Ski Resort to add about 550 acres of skiing on… Continue Reading Breckenridge considering limit on skiers

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Labor Day traffic expected to drop

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The number of travelers in the Mountain Region this Labor Day holiday weekend is expected to drop more than 2 percent over a year ago. AAA says about 2.4 million travelers are expected to hit the road in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. The region includes Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah… Continue Reading Labor Day traffic expected to drop

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Florissant Fossil Beds to build visitor center

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is getting its long-awaited visitor center – a 4,400 square-foot facility expected to open in 2013 and be powered almost entirely by solar power. The National Park Service announced plans this week for a visitor education, research and museum facility, which will replace the old building currently serving as the… Continue Reading Florissant Fossil Beds to build visitor center

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More than 6,000 people braved a rainy Sunday evening to attend the People’s Pedal Party downtown in celebration of today’s big cycling event. “We had a terrific crowd – everyone from a 6-week old to an 85-year-old,” said Ron Butlin, executive director of the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership. The party was among several events during… Continue Reading 6,000 attend People’s Pedal Party to celebrate big race

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What will Pro Challenge mean for bike shops?

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Bike shop owners don’t expect famous cyclists in their stores next weekend, but they hope locals will catch the cycling bug. Continue Reading What will Pro Challenge mean for bike shops?

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The discs will be flying next July when Colorado Springs hosts the first U.S. Open, a major international competition and Ultimate disc convention. USA Ultimate, the Boulder-based national governing body for Ultimate disc, and Colorado Springs Sports Corp will host the inaugural international contest July 4-8, 2012 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. “We are thrilled to be… Continue Reading Flying disc championships land in Colorado Springs

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Aurora man gets dream vacation to the Springs

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Robert Hallom’s dream vacation to Colorado Springs wasn’t too far from his Aurora, Colo. home. Living on a fixed income made traveling, even 68 miles south, out of his reach. Then, he got sick. Hallom, 58, is terminally ill; stage four of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. But, he wanted to see the Garden of the… Continue Reading Aurora man gets dream vacation to the Springs

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