Ski Industry

November 27, 2014--Telluride joins national effort to curb climate change (Telluride Daily Planet)

The Town of Telluride joined a group of ski towns, ski companies and professional skiers and snowboarders in presenting a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging the federal regulatory agency to take action to curb power plant emissions.


November 22, 2014--Climate change threatens to strip the identity of Glacier National Park (New York Times)

What will they call Glacier National Park once the glaciers are gone? A century ago, this sweep of mountains on the Canadian border boasted some 150 ice sheets, many of them scores of feet thick, plastered across summits and tucked into rocky fissures high above parabolic valleys. Today, perhaps 25 survive.


November 3, 2014--Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season (Colorado Independent)

A delayed opening at two of Colorado’s biggest ski resorts is a sign that global warming is nipping away at both ends of the ski season. Both Keystone and Copper Mountain widely publicized Halloween openings, but last week, Copper reset its opening day to Nov. 7, and Keystone Resort officials say they will fire up the lifts as soon as they can. Breckenridge is scheduled to open Nov.


June 17, 2014--Climate change threatens tourism as ski slopes thaw, seas rise (NPS Colorado)

Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday.


May 17, 2014--Tipton wary of federal water directive (Grand Junction Sentinel)

A proposed U.S. Forest Service directive on groundwater management wouldn’t affect state-issued water rights, the U.S. Forest Service said. The Forest Service “abides by state law and therefore, if a call on water is placed, the Forest Service would comply with state direction,” the agency said in response to questions from the Daily Sentinel about the directive.


May 13, 2014--Ski area water rights bill shot down in state senate committee (Telluride Daily Planet)

In the latest turn in a long fight over ski area water rights, a state bill that would have kept the U.S. Forest Service from claiming those rights failed to pass a state senate committee last week. House Bill 1028 was sponsored by State Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango.


May 6, 2014--Roberts’ ski water bill dies (Cortez Journal)

The ski season is over, and so is the Legislature’s latest effort to keep the U.S. Forest Service from claiming ski resorts’ water rights. Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, wasn’t expecting much when she brought her water rights bill to the Senate State Affairs Committee on Monday.


April 25, 2014--DMR may sue over water rights (Durango Herald)

Durango Mountain Resort is getting ready to sue the U.S. Forest Service over access to its water rights – rights it needs for future development on the mountain. The dispute comes at the same time the Forest Service is under fire nationally for its attempts to force ski resorts to turn over their water rights as a condition for getting their permits renewed.


March 14, 2014--House passes Tipton’s bill on ski water rights despite threat of veto (Cortez Journal)

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Scott Tipton’s bill on ski area water rights Thursday, although bipartisan agreement on the Cortez Republican’s proposal largely collapsed. Tipton’s bill is aimed at the U.S.


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