BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) – Breckenridge voters have approved Colorado’s first local tax on ski lift tickets.
The city asked voters to approve a 4.5 percent sales tax on single-day and multiday Breckenridge Ski Resort tickets.READ MORE: Denver's NAACP Chapter To Host Hour-Long Virtual Discussion Following Derek Chauvin Verdicts
The Summit Daily reports voters easily approved the tax. It’s expected to generate $3.5 million a year for transit and parking improvements in the resort town.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: No Appointments Needed At 3 Mass Vaccination Sites In Colorado
The tax will be collected by Vail Resorts, which operates the Breckenridge resort. Vail Resorts originally opposed the tax but relented when season passes, multi-resort lift-tickets and summer activities were excluded.MORE NEWS: Colorado Leaders Applaud Chauvin Verdict, Call For Reform & End To Systemic Racism
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