Vail Resorts Inc.
Vail Mountain says the U.S. Forest Service has approved its proposal to add a 1,000-foot long zip line, aerial ropes courses, a climbing wall and summer tubing to the ski resort’s mountaintop Adventure Ridge area.
Thanks to a new law, Vail Resorts Inc. plans to host a range of summer activities like alpine coasters and Jeep tours on federal land that it previously could use only for skiing and snowboarding.
Two skiers injured in separate collisions with snowboarders have filed lawsuits against a Lake Tahoe resort claiming it was part of a pattern of accidents caused by seasonal employees from abroad with little training and no insurance.
Vail Resorts Inc.’s fiscal second-quarter net income dropped 15 percent as the mild winter kept customers away from the ski slopes. But the company was able to offset some of that by raising ticket prices and room rates.
A lack of snow in December has hurt sales of ski, snowboard and other winter sports gear this season.
With less-than-epic snow in parts of Colorado so far this season, Montana’s Big Sky Resort is offering some Colorado and California season pass holders free skiing and snowboarding through January.
While there’s been enough snow for several Colorado resorts to open this fall, forecasters say skiers shouldn’t expect another record winter.
Agriculture Undersecretary Harris Sherman says officials have to be more focused on how money is spent amid budget constraints.
This ski season, Aspen Skiing Co. will begin requiring employees to wear helmets when they’re on duty and clicked in to their skis or snowboards.
A trade group says bitter cold over New Year’s weekend, and rock slides and other highway troubles held skier visits down at Colorado resorts in January and February, but visits are still up for the season so far compared with last winter.