On February 20, 2004, Julia Parsons nipped out from her job as a Vail real-estate agent for a quick bit of afternoon skiing on the local mountain. It's one of her favorite things to do, a big reason she'd moved up to Vail from Denver six years earlier. Parsons hits the slopes about 35 times a year, so a Vail season pass always seems to make sense, and she's bought one every... More >>>