Steamboat Springs, like other ski areas, is trying to create a permanent, year-round economy that supports jobs that are less dependent on snow.
Things are constantly happening to public art: something gets tagged with graffiti, hit by a car or a lightbulb burns out.
Historic Howelsen Hill, a city-owned ski area in the heart of Steamboat Springs, needs upgrades and more skiers. The city may take a novel approach and drop lift tickets to $1.
Company officials say the new ownership group is "committed to honoring the deep traditions of each resort."
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.
- Intrawest will spend between $43 and $48 million to upgrade its resorts, including Steamboat Ski Area.Read more
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- A Steamboat Springs car artist is selling his "Phoenix 2.0," a dragon car built over a 1998 minivan.Read more