Geology won’t stop Crested Butte expansion

Brief by Allen Best

Ski Industry – December 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

Crested Butte Mountain Resort wants to expand its resort to a new mountain, called Snodgrass, in order to get more intermediate-level ski terrain. A report on the geology of the expansion area has been issued, and it finds nothing that sinks expansion hopes.

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Downhill Slide, by Hal Clifford

Review by Allen Best

Ski industry – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine

Downhill Slide: Why the Corporate Ski Industry is Bad for Skiing, Ski Towns, and the Environment
by Hal Clifford
Published in 2002 by Sierra Club Books
ISBN 1-578-050-71-5

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Powder Burn, by Daniel Glick

Review by Allen Best

Ski industry – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

Powder Burn: Arson, Money and Mystery on Vail Mountain
by Daniel Glick
published in 2001 by Public Affairs (Perseus Books Group)
ISBN: 1-58648-003-0

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Monarch and Crested Butte have to compete, too

Sidebar by Allen Best

Ski industry – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

At Monarch Ski Area, the prices are going down-substantially. A season pass, if purchased in May, costs $199. Several years ago it cost $375.

Even skiing on Highway 50 is dictated by the I-70 economic structure.

Colorado Springs is easily the most important market for Monarch. But for a Colorado Springs skier, Breckenridge is nearly as close, and Copper Mountain just a few minutes farther yet.

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Ski Cooper: battling with the big boys

Article by Allen Best

Ski industry – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

IT WAS THE TUESDAY after Washington’s Birthd5ay Weekend, and the parking lot at Ski Cooper was nearly empty. “We might do 140 today,” Joe Fox was saying.

“When you have more employee cars than customer cars, you know you have a problem.

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