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Yet another record-busting winter for Colorado ski towns

Jason Blevins
The Denver Post

A group of skiers and snow boarders having a good time on the Independence SuperChair at the Breckenridge ski area.

Not only did a record number of visitors pack Colorado ski areas last winter, but the spendthrift skiing masses left mountain towns awash in record tax revenue.

The past three Colorado ski seasons have hit all-time highs. The ski areas are making more money than ever — as evidenced by record-setting revenue-based annual rent payments to their Forest Service landlords. The sheer number of visitors is growing, reaching a record 13 million in 2015-16.

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