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By the Numbers: September 2002

By the numbers
posted: 08/16/2002

1,000,000 dollars of start-up capital that that the now-bankrupt Enron Corporation invested in L.A.'s stalled Gotcha Glacier project-what was to be America's largest indoor skiing and riding snow dome.

120,000 dollars spent on a January rescue of two skiers at Vermont's Jay Peak Resort. The pair had illegally skied out of bounds, and the rescue-which included the use of two helicopters and the National Guard-was the largest and most expensive ski rescue in Vermont history.

40,000 number of "goat hours" logged by grazing goats at Breckenridge this summer, as part of the resort's ongoing environmental efforts.

18 number of arrests made during Vail's annual BB&B end-of-the-year party, an event "tolerated but not sanctioned" by Vail Resorts.

11 (and under) age of Aspen ski-school students who are now required to wear a helmet during lessons.

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