Top 5 most-read stories last week: Dillon Amphitheater lineup, ski industry news, more affordable housing

Shakey Graves plays a sold-out show at the Dillon Amphitheater on Friday, August 8, 2022. The amphitheater has announced some of its lineup for this upcoming summer season.
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1. Dillon Amphitheater Announces Summer 2022 Lineup

Almost all of the musical acts have been scheduled for the Dillon Amphitheater’s summer season, according to the city’s announcement on Wednesday, April 20. Like previous seasons, it will be a mix of free and paid concerts, and shows will run from June 11 through September. 15.

Some of the paid performers and gigs include Umphrey’s McGee; Dirty Heads with Soja, Tribal Seeds and Artikal Sound System; and The String Cheese Incident.

Some of the free performers and events are The Long Run; Bonfire Dub; Brass attack; March 4; Beth Steele Community Concert; Nacho men; the Air Force Band’s jazz group Falconaires; and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

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2. “Pennies on the Dollar”: Vail Resorts Employees Stage Settlement Opt-Out Movement

To date, approximately 100,000 current and former Vail Resorts employees have likely received “an email, two text messages and a large envelope in the mail from nine lawyers,” writes the creator of

The site’s creator, who is believed to be an hourly employee of a Vail Resorts property in California who otherwise wishes to remain anonymous, has a message for anyone who received the envelope, which contains a settlement offer from Vail Resorts.

“These attorneys urge you to sign up for the settlement they negotiated in the Hamilton v. Vail… What happens when you sign up? You get about 5 cents for every dollar Vail should have paid you. The lawyers are paid $4,366,666.67. And Vail laughs until its next annual meeting, noting that it has a potential cost of more than $100,000,000 for $13,100,000,” the letter reads on the site’s homepage.

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3. Breckenridge Ski Resort starts operations in late spring on April 18

Breckenridge Ski Resort has announced that after the Easter Holiday weekend, the resort will transition to late spring starting Monday April 18.

The change means Peaks 9 and 10 will be closed for the season and skiing and horseback riding will take place on Peaks 6, 7, and 8 until Memorial Day as long as weather and conditions permit.

Additionally, Breckenridge Ski Resort will show its appreciation for its residents by offering free parking at the North and South Gondola Lots beginning April 25 for the remainder of the season.

Cody Jones

4. Development that could provide 66 workforce homes receives new approval

A subdivision on the Entrada plot has been given the green light to continue moving forward, and when completed, the project could bring at least 60 new affordable workforce homes to Breckenridge.

Mike Dudick, CEO of Breckenridge Grand Vacations, said he didn’t want to use the area’s median income to determine the rent price for each unit because he found it unreliable. Still, he said he was committed to restricting the act of working within the development to ensure the units are for the local workforce. He said, conceptually, he estimates about half of the units will be for Breckenridge Grand Vacations employees and the other half will go to other community workers, but those numbers aren’t finalized.

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5. Epic and Ikon packages see price increases for the 2022-23 ski season

Spring skiing has just started, but ski resorts are already planning for next season. Epic and Ikon passes for winter 2022-23 are on sale now, both of which have increased in price since last year.

After slashing pass prices by 20% last season, Vail Resorts has sold more than 2.1 million Epic Passes, factoring in lift issues, staffing shortages and visitor complaints. The reduction brought prices back to levels last seen in the 2015-2016 winter season.

For the 2022-23 winter ski season, Epic officials have increased the cost of passes by approximately 7.4%. The price increase should help improve the customer and employee experience.

Cody Jones

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