Thanks to Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts, mountain communities will be getting some extra support over the coming years. Katz recently announced plans to donate $58 million to establish a donor-advised charitable fund, which includes contributions to non-profit organizations in communities where Vail Resorts operates. 

In other news, new travel options are coming to Colorado for the 2017/2018 season, including new direct flights to and from eight regional Colorado airports. The Winter Park Express is back for another year with expanded service and plans to offer 27 round-trip options and three new "First Friday" round-trips. 

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