Consolidation, emerging duopoly in ski resort industry might raise antritrust concerns

Twenty years ago, a merger of giants in the ski industry triggered antitrust concerns that the lack of competition could lead to price spikes for skiers.

Today, with recent consolidation deals setting up a battle between two major resort operators in an industry driven by season-pass sales, the competition could involve two titans offering more for less.

When Denver private equity firm KSL Capital Partners — the owner of California’s Squaw Alpine resort — announced last month it was...


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