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Skier visits dip slightly at Colorado resorts, local ski areas

Jun 12, 2015

Skier visits to Colorado resorts dipped in the 2014/2015 season compared to the season before. The Aspen Skiing Company also saw slight declines.
Credit aspensnowmass.com

The numbers are out for this past ski season [2014 - 2015]. More than 7 million people visited Colorado’s ski resorts. That’s down slightly from the record-setting season one year before.

The overall number is higher than the five year average, according to Colorado Ski Country USA. The trade group represents more than twenty resorts and credits an improved economy and Colorado’s reputation for dependable snow. The numbers were particularly good given paltry snowfall. Snow totals were 36 percent below the 10-year average during the core of the ski season.

Skier visits to Aspen Skiing Company resorts were down two percent from the season before. Ski Co officials say it was a good turnout considering the weather. Visits from tourists were stronger than from locals, who tend to use their passes on powder days.