Colorado Ski Resort Considering $1 Lift Tickets

Steamboat Springs, a ski resort in Colorado, says that it is seriously considering putting it’s lift ticket price at a measly $1. The area is expected to generate about $185,000 revenue from this ski season from season passes and lift tickets. The plan for this strategy seems to be that due to increased traffic, the city will be able to retain the financial gain that it would otherwise have from the purchase of lift tickets. ”This is a public park,” City Councilman Scott Ford said. “It’s a public park, and we want it to be utilized.”

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The idea, which was crafted by City Councilman Walter Magill, seemed to be a result of the council struggling to predict the future of their skiing area, which was in need of some major and costly improvements. The biggest one was that the city was ready to make the $750,000 commitment of buying a new waterline for snow making.  ”This could conceivably make a pretty big splash in the ski industry,” said Craig Robinson, the city’s parks, open space and trails manager. “We could be busy. We could be real busy.”

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