Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Tahoe ski area gets permit to offer ‘advanced life support’ on mountain Resort operators say its first state permit issued to entity that’s not transport service or fire agency Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Benjamin Spillman, [email protected] Published 5:45 a.m. PT April 9, 2018 CLOSE High Fives Foundation founder Roy Tuscany talks about his journey and the creation of his foundation at C.R. Johnson Healing Center in Truckee. Andy Barron/RGJ CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL … [Read more...] about Tahoe ski area gets permit to offer ‘advanced life support’ on mountain
0 View Gallery View Comments Tentative closing dates for Colorado ski areas, as listed at the end of last week. Sunday: Aspen Buttermilk and Highlands, Cooper, Crested Butte, Keystone, Monarch, Silverton, Telluride April 15: Aspen Mountain, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Vail Mountain April 22: Breckenridge, Winter Park Resort May 6: Loveland June 3: A-Basin Related: Best deals for skiing Colorado in 2018/2019 season … [Read more...] about Closing dates for Colorado ski areas
Sixteen of Colorado’s 24 ski areas are closing up shop this season from this Sunday to next weekend, so hit the slopes while you can. Keystone, Crested Butte, Telluride, Monarch, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, Silverton and Ski Cooper are going dark this Sunday while Copper Mountain, Steamboat, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Purgatory and Echo Mountain are closing next Sunday. Copper Mountain received 14 inches of snow in the past 24 hours with 9 inches falling overnight, according to a news release from the mountain resort. Loveland Ski Area received 10.5 inches of snow last night with more on the way. Those racing to catch the last chairlift should beware of treacherous mountain driving conditions. The National Weather Service in Boulder issued a winter storm warning for the high country, which could drop anywhere from 6 to 15 inches of snow in the mountains. Roads will be icy, slushy and snowpacked, so drive with care. Once the drive is done, check out The Know … [Read more...] about Here are the Colorado ski areas closing this Sunday and next. Hit the slopes while you can.
Lutsen Mountains, a popular destination for Midwestern skiers for 70 years, is planning an expansion that would roughly double both its size and the number of skiers who use it every year. The family-owned business along Lake Superior’s North Shore in Cook County has applied for a special-use permit from the U.S. Forest Service that would allow it to add new ski runs, lifts and parking on 550 acres of Forest Service land adjoining the existing ski area. The planned expansion would nearly double the skiable terrain, from 180 to 320 acres. And Lutsen hopes it also will double the number of “skier visits,” from 100,000 a year to 200,000. More than 300 U.S. ski areas have closed in the past 30 years as the industry consolidates, said Lutsen co-owner Charles Skinner, whose family bought Lutsen in 1980 from founder George Nelson. Those that remain, primarily in the western United States, are growing larger. To continue to attract skiers and remain an appealing alternative … [Read more...] about Lutsen Mountains ski area seeks to double in size, says survival is at stake
For the fifth year in a row Colorado’s ski areas have sent the U.S. Treasury record rent payments for operating on public land. Since 2008, the 24 Colorado resorts on federal land have sent increasing rent checks to the nation’s capital. In the depths of the recession the ski areas sent the Treasury $14.8 million for the 2008-09 season. For the 2016-17 season the check was $26.3 million, up from the previous record of $25.6 million for 2015-16. The steady growth reflects ski areas casting a wider net to capture guest dollars — including selling an ever-growing number of season passes — as well as expanding into all four seasons with a growing summer business. “The resorts are finding new revenue streams and new ways to capitalize on revenue streams to some extent. Summer business is playing a bigger role as well,” said Don Dressler, the Forest Service’s mountain resort program manager for the resort-heavy Rocky Mountain Region. The ski … [Read more...] about Rising revenues at Colorado ski areas result in record rent payments to Washington