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  • Seeking power, a few ski workers go union

    In a few resorts, beleagured ski workers are turning to unions for help.

  • He came to ski and stayed to help

    J. Francis Stafford, the Archbishop of Denver, makes socioeconomic justice and worker's problems in ski country a priority.

  • It always comes down to finding a place tolive

    Creating low-cost housing in ski country involves overcoming a variety of hurdles.

  • Pedro Lopez, entrepreneur

    Pedro Lopez and other workers who live in trailers near the Beaver Creek resort will have to move because the industry is buying the trailer park's land.

  • The New West's servant economy

    Ski resorts begin to resemble the Third World as Africans and others come to take low-paying service jobs, but have trouble finding housing.

  • Ski bums wrapped in concrete

    Ski workers Jeremy Bernier and Jim Noland sleep in a van in the maintenance room of a parking garage because they can't afford housing in Vail.

  • The Leadville-Indy 500

    Single mother Alma Perez has to start her day at 5:30 am to commute from Leadville to her ski industry job in Vail.

  • Working 24 hours straight

    Former ski bum Greg Smith now juggles three jobs to make ends meet.

  • Chet Huntley's legacy includes suppression of a free press

    The preferential treatment Big Sky gives the pro-resort Lone Peak Lookout over the independent Big Sky Bugle is an ironic legacy for a hard-hitting journalist like Chet Huntley to leave.

  • How Huntley sold Big Sky to Montana

    Big Sky founding father and famous TV newsman Chet Huntley started the resort but did not live to see what he created.

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