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Colorado Skiers Taking Out Insurance

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(credit: CBS)

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado skiers who buy season passes are taking out insurance on their purchases.

Skiers say they are taking out the insurance because resorts are making refunds more difficult.

The insurance being offered by most resorts covers issues like illness or a job change that prevents skiing.

According to the Denver Post, insurance on season passes to Vail’s four Colorado hills, Copper Mountain and Intrawest’s Winter Park and Steamboat cost $20. A policy for Aspen Skiing’s premier pass that costs more than $1,800 will run skiers about $110.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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