Top 5 Most Read Stories Last Week: Ski Resort Success, Colorado Tourism and Election Results

A skier is seen at the Loveland ski area on Saturday February 13. The Loveland ski area recorded 43 inches during the month of March.
Casey Day/Loveland Ski Resort

The stories on this list have received the most pageviews on over the past week.

1. Summit County ski areas average about 42 inches of snow in March

According to OpenSnow, Breckenridge Ski Resort topped all ski areas, finishing with 49 inches during the month of March. Copper Mountain Resort saw 44 inches, and Loveland Ski Area followed closely with 43 inches. Keystone Resort recorded 40, with most falling during peak spring break weeks. The Arapahoe Basin ski area totaled 34.75 inches – the lowest of any local ski area, and nearly a third of its monthly total since March 30.

Eliza Noah

2. Officials are bracing again for likely Glenwood Canyon closures this summer; detour plans use Silverthorne to bypass I-70

State and local emergency management officials met this week on the West Rim to cement plans for the likely event that Glenwood Canyon and Interstate 70 will close this summer due to landslides, waterfalls stones or other reasons.

Two tabletop exercises were held March 30 in Glenwood Springs and March 31 in Gunnison to run plans for what will happen in Pitkin County, the Aspen area and Independence Pass if the canyon closes.

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3. Governor Jared Polis says enough is enough on tourism marketing

Colorado hotel guests will no longer have 100% of the funds they pay in county lodging taxes used for marketing efforts telling them to return, thanks to a bill signed into law March 31 in Edwards.

Those marketing efforts aren’t as necessary if the tourism industry faces bigger problems serving customers who are already here, Gov. Jared Polis said in a speech supporting the bill.

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4. Keystone Resort is holding virtual auctions to sell road signs to the public

Keystone Resorts held a virtual auction for 39 retired traffic signs on April 8.

The auction included one of the original Argentinian double chairs that was pulled from the mountain last spring.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the EpicPromise Foundation, which provides grants to Vail Resorts employees in need.

Cody Jones

5. Summit County 2022 Municipal Election Results

On April 5, Summit County held its municipal elections where towns like Blue River, Montezuma, Breckenridge, Dillon, Silverthorne and Frisco all held races.

Breckenridge voters chose Jay Beckerman, Carol Saade and Todd Rankin in the city council election. Dillon elected Renee Imamura, Dana Christiansen, Tony Scalise to City Council in the city’s first election since 2014. Lisa Holenko and Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian joined Andy Held on Frisco City Council.

Chris Carran, Erin Young, Kelly Baldwin and Tim Applegate were elected to Silverthorne City Council. Blue River voters elected Ted Slaughter, Noah Hopkins and Ted Piling to board positions.

Voters approved Silverthorne’s lodging tax hike and Frisco’s short-term rental excise tax passed with 64% support.

Jenna de Jong