Canadian skiers and snowboarders who are seeking downhill thrills further afield will likely include Colorado in their considerations. But the choice of ski resorts in the state is so vast and potentially confusing that a basic overview can be helpful, reports Western editor, Ted Davis in this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier.
One thing is for sure… “the Canadian market is a top market for Colorado’s ski areas and has been for the last few decades,” says Chris Linsmayer, public affairs director for Colorado Ski Country USA, representing member resorts in the state.
It may be common knowledge, but it bears repeating that the ski mountains of Colorado are dominated by two giant resort operators – Vail and Aspen.
Both are in the midst of expansionary projects, whereby international resort collectives are being formed. With economies of scale in effect, the two groups are able to offer reasonably priced ski lift passes that are useable across countries and continents. Ski consumers are the ones who stand to benefit from these changes.
For the full story, check out this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier.