October 2003

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1,054,978

Asking price, in dollars, for a four-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot home in Aspen listed last May by the County Housing Authority as "employee housing.

9.25
Hourly starting wage, in dollars, for lift operators at Aspen.

1,000
Number of life-size human sculptures crafted from consumer refuse on display on the slopes of Zermatt last July 19 as part of German artist H.A. Schult's "Trash People project. "We live in the trash time, claims the artist's website. "We produce trash and we become trash. 'Trash People' are images of ourselves.

12
Percent of European ski-area employees who claim they've tried shagging in a gondola.

8
Percent increase in value for shares of Intrawest Corporation the day after it was announced that Vancouver will host the 2010 Winter Olympics. Intrawest owns Whistler Blackcomb.

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