Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.
The Aspen Skiing Co. shook up the industry this week with its announcement that it was buying two resort companies — Intrawest and Mammoth.
Aspen Skiing Co: acquisitions of Mammoth, Intrawest vital in today’s ski worldAspen Skiing Co. lays out advantages of proposed Intrawest purchaseSkico says don’t expect an Aspen-Steamboat ski pass for 2017-18KSL funding helps Aspen Skiing Co. pursue big-picture plansAspen buying Steamboat and more for $1.5 billionSkiCo affiliate becoming its own ‘mountain collective’
New Aspen partnership buys Mammoth resorts, challenges Vail Resorts’ dominance in season pass salesDetails are scant, but big investments in Steamboat and Winter Park are coming$1.5 billion deal rocks Colorado ski industry as Aspen Skiing Co. acquires Steamboat and operator of Winter Park resort
And in Glenwood Springs, a time capsule of sorts in the newsroom at a local paper revealed photos of a serial killer.
I’m joined via Skype with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.
And in the studio, I talk about the ski industry with Denver Post staff writer Jason Blevins, Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News and David Krause, editor of The Aspen Times.
Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.