Vail Resorts

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There’s still a few weeks left in this year’s ski season, but for many ski and snowboard enthusiasts, it’s to start planning for next season. While early bird deals on season passes tempt winter riders, the upcoming season also offers a new option: the Ikon Pass. / Courtesy of Aspen Skiing Company

Colorado, a long-time leader in the ski industry, may become home to the world’s largest ski resort companies after Aspen Skiing Company’s spring expansions.