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Detail on Strategy for Redevelopment of The Balsams

The Balsams, a historic New Hampshire resort, is proposed for redevelopment into one of the largest ski areas in New England. Headed by Les Otten, the development team has big plans for the remote mountain town in the White Mountains. Dave Belin of RRC Associates is quoted in this article from the New Hampshire Union […]

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Local Airport Critical to Tourism

Survey results of airline passengers using the Gunnison-Crested Butte airport (GUC) indicate the facility is a big reason many of them choose to come to the area to recreate. A research project from RRC Associates shows the impact of the airport on the local economy, accounting for $33 million in direct expenditures in the area. […]

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RRC Associates May 2015 Newsletter

Our monthly roundup of research insights for the recreation and tourism industries This month’s newsletter presents some current findings of interest from our recent projects. Additionally, it focuses on some of the topics and issues that we’ve been hearing about in conferences and meetings with mountain resort partners this spring. We welcome your input and […]

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Jackson Hole Pathways Use High

RRC Associates partnered with Headwaters Economics to conduct a study of Teton County, WY residents on their usage of pathways and trails in the area. Overall, 9 out of 10 residents use the pathways system at least occasionally, and half use them frequently. The Jackson Hole News & Guide has an article about the report’s findings. […]

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Winter spending piles up despite paltry snow at SW Colorado ski areas

Southwest Colorado resorts did not have a good snow year. But despite the lowest snowpack of any region in the state, skier visits were up in Telluride and Crested Butte and down only slightly at Purgatory and Wolf Creek. And those visitors spent big during the 2014-15 season, the resorts say.

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RRC Associates March 2015 Newsletter

Our monthly roundup of research insights for the recreation and tourism industries Ski Area Business News Several articles have crossed our desks recently regarding the business of ski areas in the US. The Denver Post noted in a recent article regarding rent payments from Colorado ski areas that operate on US Forest Service land reaching […]

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Ski areas across region see boost from recent snowstorm

It feels like the snow season has finally arrived in Vermont and New Hampshire, where ski areas and resorts are looking forward to a boost in customers following a frustratingly warm December when temperatures hovered above freezing. Last week’s winter storm, which fell far short of its hype but still dumped a mass of snow […]

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In Denver, ski industry experts ponder business uncertainties

Industry leaders gathered at the Colorado Convention Center Wednesday for The Assembly, an unofficial kick-off to the annual Snowsports Industries America Snow Show that features panel discussions and interactive sessions about the ski industry’s place in the larger tourism industry. The Denver mountain resort research firm Destimetrics hosted the event. As the industry talks of […]

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RRC Associates December 2014 Newsletter

The RRC Associates December 2014 Newsletter is out. Read about the social media research pitfalls, a holiday greeting from RRC, NSAA Economic Analysis report findings, the 2014/15 snowsports winter season so far, and other trending stories of interest.

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