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Nearly $20 Million In U.S. Forest Service Fees

The U.S. Forest Service collected nearly $20 million in the 2016 fiscal year from the White River National Forest - reflecting the earnings from last ski season. There are 11 ski areas located within the White River National Forest; Arapahoe...

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What Mud Season?

September had many of us asking “what mud season?” Shoulder season otherwise referred lovingly by locals as “mud season” is typically during the months of September and October in the fall. It is a time in the mountains when the busy...

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Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act

A bill has been approved by the U.S. Senate that will include the economic impact of the outdoor industry in the federal government’s annual tally of the gross domestic product. The Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act moved thr...

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Vail Closes on Whistler Blackcomb

We are happy to announce that early last week Vail Resorts closed on its acquisition of Canada’s Whistler Blackcomb Resort – adding to the ever-growing Epic Resort Experience. In announcing the transaction, the company also added limited...

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Colorado Ski Resort Upgrades

Did you know Colorado is the top ski destination in America? The state features 27 different ski resorts to choose from. These winter resorts are investing millions of dollars in upgrades for the 2016/17 season. According to an article by the ...

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Summit County 2017 Budget

This week, Summit County staff presented the 2017 budget for Summit County to its Board of County Commissioners. The proposal entailed that both county revenues and expenditures are expected to go up from the prior year. Marty Ferris, Finance ...

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Sales Tax Revenue On The Rise

The summer months brought an increase in sales tax revenue across the board for Summit County, Colorado. The numbers for the month of July show Breckenridge and Frisco brought in larger increases of 8.9% and 9.76% respectively, while Silvertho...

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Summer Tourism Increases in Colorado

As our summer season in the mountains is quickly coming to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on what a wonderful season it was! According to data collected by Denver-based DestiMetrics whom measured lodging statistics in the summer ...

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Fourteener Foot Traffic = Huge Economic Impact

  Outdoor recreation in Colorado is boosting state revenues significantly. In July, the Colorado Tourism Office reported that 2015 hosted another record-breaking year with 77.7 million visitors who spent $19.1 billion (and $1.13 in taxes ...

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