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Colorado’s ski resorts are taking the offensive in ensuring the multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry isn’t hurt by recreational marijuana stores that are set to open at about the same time many families begin planning their winter vacations.
A long fight over water rights between ski areas and the federal government appears to be settling down.
Just a handful of Colorado ski resorts will be open after this weekend.
Better snowfall helped draw skiers and snowboarders to the Colorado mountains in January and February, but a ski industry group says skier visits at its member resorts this winter are still below where they were at this time last season.
Colorado ski resorts are reporting a dip in early-season skier visits, after a dry autumn prompted some resorts to delay their seasons.
Marijuana legalization votes this week in Colorado and Washington state don’t just set up an epic state-federal showdown on drug law for residents. The measures also open the door for marijuana tourism.
Snowmaking is now under way at three different ski resorts in the high country.
Weak snow may have dented skier visits to Colorado resorts last winter, but industry giant Vail Resorts Inc. said it still made money, and tiny Wolf Creek Ski Area in southwest Colorado said it set a record for attendance.
A delegation of Colorado business and community leaders is spending time in Iceland to explore economic development opportunities there.
Western ski resorts are wrapping up one of the most unusual and unpredictable snow seasons in recent memory.