The 11 ski areas that operate in the White River National Forest broke the record for fees they paid to use public lands during the past fiscal year. The U.S. Forest Service says the ski areas that include some of the state’s top resorts paid a combined $16 million during the Forest Service’s 2014 fiscal year. That’s up more than $2 million from the 2013 fiscal year. The fee increases reflect booming business during last year’s ski season and a small but growing amount from summer resort operations. The Forest Service says the ski-area fees help the federal government by raising money and getting help maintaining and attracting visitors to the national forest.