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Guarantee offered for bad ski days

Tired of paying big money for bad skiing? A condominium and home-rental company is offering to fix that. ResortQuest, which has properties in Colorado, Utah and Idaho, is offering clients a snow guarantee. The guarantee allows guests to move to one of its other resort destinations at no extra charge in the event of less-than-favorable… Continue Reading Guarantee offered for bad ski days

Po Squaw Valley USA, the iconic Lake Tahoe-area resort that has been home to some of the country’s top downhill skiers, is joining operations with neighboring Alpine Meadows in a deal to be announced Tuesday. The merger comes as Tahoe resorts and business leaders are studying a bid for the Winter Olympics, perhaps for the… Continue Reading Colo-based investment firms merges ski resorts

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The Breckenridge Town Council says it should have the right to back a smaller expansion plan for the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Council members say Vail Resorts threatened not to sign an agreement to limit the social impacts of the expansion if the town supports an alternative to the proposed expansion presented by the U.S. Forest… Continue Reading Breckenridge council upset over ski expansion deal

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Loveland Ski Area waiting to making snow

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While cities along Colorado’s Front Range are experiencing record-high temperatures, a ski area about 50 miles to the west is trying to bring on winter. The Loveland Ski Area says it saw the first snowfall of the season last week. Ski area employees tell the Summit Daily News that they took advantage of the cold… Continue Reading Loveland Ski Area waiting to making snow

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Revived Cuchara ski area could add 600 jobs

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Locals hoping to revive the former Cuchara Valley ski area in southern Colorado say their plan could add 600 jobs. The $14 million plan by the Cuchara Valley Recreational Foundation proposes a mountain coaster, tubing hill, zip line, a reservoir for snowmaking, and a half-pipe on about 47 acres. The plan envisions turning an office… Continue Reading Revived Cuchara ski area could add 600 jobs

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Higher prices – not more sales – marked the 2009-2010 winter sports season. Nationally, retailers sold $2.9 billion this season, up from $2.8 billion a year ago, according to information from Snow Sport Industries of America, a trade group for winter sports. That increase wasn’t due to more items being sold, unit sales were down… Continue Reading 2010 winter sports season ends in black for retailers

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  Starting this winter, Vail Resorts will require all employees and children younger than 12 who participate in resort lessons to wear helmets while skiing. Vail Resorts include Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly. Helmets will be provided to every employee as part of the standard uniform, and helmets will be part of children’s… Continue Reading Vail to require all employees to wear helmets while skiing

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Vail CEO skips pay, cuts wages

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Vail Resorts’ CEO will forego pay for a year and the resort will cut wages to save jobs and more than $10 million a year, executives announcedyesterday. CEO Rob Katz will not take any salary for a year and then take 15-percent pay cut the following year. He also will not participate in any stock… Continue Reading Vail CEO skips pay, cuts wages

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