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RRC Associates April 2014 Newsletter

The RRC Associates April newsletter is out!   New U.S. Forest Service Guidelines The U.S. Forest Service just released its directives for ski areas to expand use and infrastructure on federal lands for non-winter operations.  There are currently 122 ski areas on approximately 180,000 acres of forest service land, and according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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How Many People Are Visiting the Vail Valley?

Events have become a critical part of the Vail Valley’s economy, and the town of Vail puts up a lot of taxpayer money to support them — the Vail Commission on Special Events alone has a budget of nearly $1 million this year, and the town spent $400,000 in reserve funds to support this year’s […]

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City weighs primary versus second homeowners on fees

When the city of Aspen studies mitigation fees for residential projects, a key detail will be how primary households are viewed versus second homes.   As Mayor Steve Skadron said during Monday’s regular meeting, all single-family homes are not necessarily equal. During the consent calendar portion of the meeting, the council signed off on a […]

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The Future of Skiing in British Columbia

A recent article in the Vancouver Province looks at the challenges and opportunities for ski areas in British Columbia, including global climate change, ageing customers, summer activities, and others. RRC’s Nate Fristoe and his research for Canada West is cited several times.  

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Visitor Profile of Sun Valley Visitors

A recent survey of Sun Valley airport users shows key demographics and satisfaction with their visit to the area. The results showed a high income group of airport users who contribute significantly to the local economy. Satisfaction with the airport and the visit to Sun Valley was high, with overall experience, recreation, scenery, and atmosphere […]

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Watering the Seeds of Boating Growth

Nate Fristoe was featured in an article regarding a study for the Marine Industries Association about how to foster greater participation and ownership in the sport of boating. The first-phase findings of the study identified “key levers” for translating participation in boating into passionate engagement with the sport and eventually boat ownership. The results of […]

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