Mountain snows are predicted this weekend but even a series of big late storms may not salvage the season for the ski industry, a forecaster says.
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"We still remain behind typical conditions for this time of year in terms of open terrain and base depth," said Vail CEO Rob Katz.
Forest Service officials anticipate that two-thirds of the agency's entire budget will go to firefighting by 2025.
No price has been set yet, but it will be much higher than the $12.5 million the current owner paid for the property in 1995.
It's pretty typical for Colorado to see its first, notable snowfall the first weeks in October.
There was a reported 11 percent uptick in money sent to the federal government during the 2015-2016 season.
Details will come this summer, Winter Park says. But for now, rest easy knowing that the on-again, off-again train will be back in 2018.
Elise Johnson was five years old when a snowboarder collided with her, killing both. Now Elise's parents are working with ski areas, including in Colorado, on an awareness campaign.
While all are welcome to explore at the resort, out-of-bounds skiers in need of rescue are subject to a hefty service fee.