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Ski visits down 11% this year

Ski visits across the state are 11.5 percent lower so far this season, compared to the same period last year. Lack of snow and late openings contributed to the drop. “First period is largely fueled by in-state visitors, and an unseasonably warm October and November kept many Coloradans from tallying lots of ski days,s” said… Continue Reading Ski visits down 11% this year

All winter long, white-water rafting and kayaking expedition guides pay close attention to snow forecasts. Heavy snowpack will mean business when the snow melts in the spring and rivers swell and rapids begin to rage. That’s music to the ears of outdoor enthusiasts. Bob Hamel, owner of Arkansas River Tours in Cotopaxi said even though… Continue Reading Heavy snowpack will keep rafting’s financials afloat

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Snow equipment sales soar

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Thanks to La Niña, fans of snow sports spent a record $1B in December. That’s good news for resorts and local retailers. After early-season snow storms blanketed much of the nation, retailers have caught some serious air. Retail sales of snow-sports items hit $1 billion in December, an all-time one-month record. Not surprisingly, sales of lift tickets increased, as… Continue Reading Snow equipment sales soar

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Early snow gave the snow sports market a much needed boost in December, with the industry selling more than $1 billion worth of equipment, apparel and accessories during the month. It’s the first time snow sport sales topped a billion dollars in a single month, and the snow sports market is on track for a… Continue Reading Snow-sport equipment sales on pace for record year

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Vail Resorts says lift ticket revenue, skier visits and spending at its six resorts are up so far this ski season. The Broomfield, Colo.-based company acquired Northstar-at-Tahoe in October and also owns Heavenly in the Lake Tahoe area, plus Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado. It says that through Thursday, skier visits were… Continue Reading Vail Resorts reports early-season jumps in revenue

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The Colorado snowpack is melting more quickly than usual, boosting reservoir storage above average across the state. The latest surveys conducted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service show snowpack totals are below average across the state. However, they still remain higher than last year’s. In May, stormy spring weather built up the snowpack in… Continue Reading Colorado snowpack melting faster than usual

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Spring storm dumps on city

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A massive spring storm dumped as much as 16 inches of snow in some areas along the front range. The accumulation caused a number of overnight highway and road closures. Continue Reading Spring storm dumps on city

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Snowstorm forces closures, delays

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As the springtime snowstorm blew into town this morning a number of city and county offices businesses and schools either closed their doors or on a late-start schedule. Click here to visit FOX 21 News’ Web site to see an updated list of closures. Click here to view the city’s traffic camera map, which shows… Continue Reading Snowstorm forces closures, delays

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Snowstorm shuts down most of the Springs

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While most local weather forecasters say snowy flurries should clear by noon, the storm has still shut down most of the city today. All city and county offices are closed, along with a number of businesses and banks. Visit the FOX 21 News Web site to view a list of closures and delayed openings. City… Continue Reading Snowstorm shuts down most of the Springs

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Gov. Ritter declares emergency

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Gov. Bill Ritter has issued a disaster declaration, activating the National Guard to assist with rescue operations and authorizing up to $200,000 in state funds for emergency assistance. A blizzard that began this morning is predicted to drop between one and two feet of snow in communities along the Front Range and in excess of… Continue Reading Gov. Ritter declares emergency

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