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Profile of Aspen summer visitors changes only slightly

It has not gone unnoticed by summer visitors that the nightly rates at Aspen’s lodging properties don’t necessarily match the quality and condition of them. The resort’s aging bed base was noted as a “key weakness” in a recently released report from Boulder-based RRC Associates, a consulting firm hired by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association […]

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Profile of Vail Resorts CEO

With ski season well under way in the Western U.S., the forecast for Vail Resorts is sunny and balmy. The nation’s largest owner and operator of ski resorts recently scored a big win by acquiring Utah’s popular Park City Mountain Resort after a lengthy legal battle. Vail, based in Broomfield, Colo., plans to combine Park […]

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Decline in air service at Reno contributes to drop in visits

Domestic travel to Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts has fallen by 40 percent since 2005 — and the problem isn’t the snow drought. A key component in the strategy to gain that market share back will be improvement of passenger service to Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

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RRC Associates November 2014 Newsletter

The RRC Associates November 2014 newsletter is out. Read about consumer confidence, visitor trends, the new National Beginner Panel, the NSAA National Demographic study, hip cities where Millennials are moving, and our new office!

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Grand Profile to share initial data on Nov. 5

RRC Associates is partnering on an important study profiling the economy, demographics, strengths, and opportunities of Grand County, Colorado. On Nov. 5, the first unveiling of a comprehensive analysis of Grand County’s economic drivers and outlook will take place at a meeting open to the public. The county-wide, collaborative effort, dubbed “The Grand Profile,” has […]

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Presentation to Steamboat Springs Business Community

RRC’s Director of Consulting Services, Dave Belin, presented some information on mountain town economies at the Steamboat Chamber Economic Summit. Topics included demographics, real estate, sales tax, jobs and employment, enplanements, education, and other indicators. Steamboat Springs is a well-diversified economy that has recovered from the economic recession, though the rebound has not been as […]

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RRC Associates August 2014 newsletter

The RRC Associates August 2014 newsletter is out. Our monthly roundup of research insights for the recreation and tourism industries includes IRONMAN, geocoding, millennials, mountain biking and more!

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RRC Associates July 2014 Newsletter

RRC Associates Newsletter July 2014 Our monthly roundup of research insights for the recreation and tourism industries RRC Welcomes Two New Employees Lot Geels Lot is originally from the Netherlands and moved to Boulder, CO in March 2014, to join her husband. She completed her PhD at the department of Biological Psychology at the VU […]

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Vail economic recovery is strong

Mountain resorts have recovered in many ways from the financial bust of 2008 and the slumping economy. Vail has been one of the leaders in that recovery, but other resorts are actually doing better in some ways. The town of Vail recently hired RRC Associates, a Boulder-based market research firm, to create a competitive analysis […]

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RRC Associates May 2014 Newsletter

The RRC Associates May newsletter is out!   Unused Vacation Days It’s hard to believe, but many U.S. workers don’t use all their vacation time – and lose that benefit at the end of the year. I know what you’re probably thinking: “I’ll take some of those vacation days!” Estimates of the total unused vacation days vary […]

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