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Uphill skiing the local pride of Aspen

Casual skiers visiting Aspen, Colo., are spotting something unusual on the slopes. The locals are going the wrong way – or so the newcomers think. Resort and town leaders share a common goal: to make Aspen the country’s uphill capital. Read more.  

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Dave Belin interviewed about NSAA’s Beginner Conversion Study

Recently, RRC Associates Director of Consulting Services Dave Belin was interviewed about the NSAA Beginner Conversion Study. Dave helps you to understand the lifecycle of customers that are trying skiing and snowboarding for the first time, and to use this insight at your resort. Dave breaks down some of the reasons why people leave snow […]

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Survey says: Ski industry has reason for optimism

The final analysis of the 2017-18 ski and snowboard season is in, and while snowsport visits – the measure of lift tickets sold –  in the U.S. were down over the previous year, the industry is finding some reason for optimism, according to the recently published Kottke End of Season Study.  Read more.

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Vail community survey shows parking complaints, out-of-town housing support

Every two years, Vail conducts a community survey. The 2018 edition showed the town is doing a lot right. This year’s survey showed strong support — 46 percent strongly support and 30 percent somewhat support — for town involvement in cooperative, deed-restricted housing projects outside of town. A total of 70 percent support allowing developers […]

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Ski buffs gear up for early season in region

Sunday was an “early Christmas present” for Caroline Corvino of Campbell Hall. She’s been snowboarding for about 20 years, but being on the slopes at Mount Peter Ski Area on Sunday was a special treat, she said. Read more

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Air service helps drive the economy in Eagle County

The EGE Air Alliance and Eagle County Regional Airport have recently announced an increase in air seat capacity for the 2017-18 winter season. Additional seats have been added to flights from Chicago and Phoenix. New service from Salt Lake City and San Francisco has also been added. More…

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Aspen Summer Visitor Study Results

The summer season visitor to Aspen is most likely to hail from Colorado and will spend an average of $306 per day in the resort community, according to research conducted by RRC Associates.  The Aspen Chamber Resort Association presented the study of 2016 non-winter guests, which also found that more than a quarter of Aspen’s summer […]

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