Resorts says skier visits up 10 percent this year

Colorado ski resorts are reporting a 10 percent increase in skier visits for the first part of the 2010-2011 ski season, thanks to abundant early season snow across much of the state.
Those numbers are through Dec. 31 and include the 22 members of Colorado Ski Country USA, an industry trade group.
A similar increase was reported by Vail Resorts, Inc., a privately held company which isn’t a Colorado Ski Country member and reports skier numbers on its investors’ web site.
While resorts are reluctant to release exact skier visit numbers, Powderhorn spokesperson Sarah Allen said that resort has shrugged off a late opening to post strong numbers compared to last year.
“We started a week late but now we’re showing a real strong trend,” Allen said. “Our skier days over 12 of the last 14 days have been higher than those from the same period last year.”
Read more in Thursday’s Daily Sentinel.


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