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Coronavirus delivers 'body blow' to Colorado's ski industry
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While most people think of fun in the sun when the words spring break are mentioned, ski resorts are also a major destination.
Across the West, resorts that would be welcoming "breakers", have been shut down amid coronavirus fears.
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March is usually one of the busiest months for Colorado resorts, which tallied a record 13.8 million skier visits last winter and typically contribute between $5 billion and $6 billion annually to the economy. But on Tuesday, the chair lifts at Vail swayed silently in the breeze, and the resort's typically bustling base village was all but empty.