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Ski area owned by gov's family, other resorts get PPP loans

Jul. 6, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An investment group led by the family of Republican Gov. Chris Sununu benefited from a program created to preserve jobs at smaller businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Waterville Valley Holdings, which received between $350,000 and $1 million from the Paycheck Protection...

Hospitality industry may suffer from foreign visa suspension

Jul. 5, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — After hosting exchange students from all over the world for the last 15 years, Whitefish resident Sue Moll will have a much quieter house this ski season. Every year, Moll hosts foreign J-1 visa workers who travel to the U.S. to work at Whitefish Mountain Resort (WMR) as part of a...

Kennett High School graduate Helen Badger waves while riding with family members on a ski chairlift to the summit of Cranmore Mountain Resort to receive his diploma, Saturday, June 13, 2020, in North Conway, N.H. The school came up with a unique commencement ceremony in order to adhere to the social-distancing guidelines necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. Badger, who was a captan on the soccer and nordic skiing teams, will attend Bates College after taking a gap year. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

New Hampshire seniors receive diploma on mountain top

Jun. 13, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

A look at coronavirus-related developments around New England on Saturday. NEW HAMPSHIRE It’s all downhill from here for New Hampshire high school seniors who got their diplomas atop a mountain before riding a chairlift back to the ski area’s base. With high school graduation ceremonies in jeopardy...

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to close Sunday due to lack of snow

Jun. 5, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

DILLON, Colo. (AP) — The Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced Thursday that the mountain will close for the season because of a lack of snow. A-Basin Chief Operating Officer Alan Henceroth said the mountain will close Sunday less than two weeks after reopening May 27 following the coronavirus shutdown, the...

Signs stand at the lines to the lift at the reopening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, which closed in mid-March to help in the effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Keystone, Colo. The ski area is the only one in the state to take advantage of the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions by Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Skiing is back in Colorado for lucky few with reservations

May. 27, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Skiing is back in Colorado after a more than two-month closure caused by the coronavirus, but only a few have been lucky enough to score reservations at the only reopened resort in the state. Arapahoe Basin near the Continental Divide west of Denver opened Wednesday with restrictions and at...

Skiing in Colorado to resume amid coronavirus pandemic

May. 24, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Time to dust off those boots and tune those skis. At least one resort high in the Colorado Rockies is planning to reopen after a more than two-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus. Arapahoe Basin will open Wednesday with restrictions, offering a sign of hope for a devastated industry and...

Shut by COVID-19, Wyoming ski hill to reopen for summer

May. 15, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A western Wyoming ski hill that shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic plans to reopen starting Memorial Day weekend. Snow King Mountain has developed an operations plan and will open for summer season as scheduled May 23, officials at the ski hill in Jackson announced...