Visitation to Colorado’s ski resorts remained strong in January and February, despite unseasonably warm and dry weather at the beginning of the year.
A long fight over water rights between ski areas and the federal government appears to be settling down.
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.
The head of Colorado’s ski industry group says the organization has a healthy relationship with Vail Resorts, the state’s largest ski operator, nearly three years after the company withdrew its support.