Recently, RRC Associates conducted a study for the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau to document the perception of Boulder residents about a number of issues related to tourism, events, traffic, and other factors in the city. The feedback from residents showed a largely positive attitude towards tourism, with the vast majority of residents agreeing that […]
As part of a housing needs assessment, a consultant for regional governments conducted a survey of residents from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and from Parachute to Eagle to rate their satisfaction level with both their community and their residence. “(A) large percentage of residents are satisfied with both their residence and the community in which […]
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.
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 […]
The Roaring Fork Valley region is expected to have a deficit of about 5,700 units of housing affordable for households earning less than the median income by 2027, according to a final draft of a housing needs assessment. Economic and Planning Systems Inc. and RRC Associates, both with offices in Denver, performed the study. Read […]
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.
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 […]
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
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…
Ski resorts expect older, wealthier individuals who have the time and money to ski more. What is not expected is as that generation retires from skiing, fewer youth replace their spots on the chair lifts. More….