From the Denver Business Journal
Town of Breckenridge, Vail Resorts reach lift-ticket tax accord
Aug 27, 2015, 7:20am MDT
Ben Miller, Contributing Writer
The town of Breckenridge and Vail Resorts Inc. have reached a compromise deal
regarding a lift-ticket tax to fund transit improvements in the town.
If voters approve the plan in November, a 4.5 percent tax would be added to lift tickets at
Breckenridge, which would raise at least $3.5 million for transit improvements. The tax
would add about $6 to a Breckenridge lift ticket.
The Denver Post reported the compromise was reached after the tax plan excluded taxes on
Vail’s Epic Pass, which also includes skiing at Vail Resorts’ (NYSE: MTN) other Colorado
“In the spirit of compromise, the council felt this amount would be adequate to begin to
work on the much needed improvements for this vital issue for our community,” said
Breckenridge Mayor John Warner, in a statement.
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