Nearly all resorts have out-of-towners |

Nearly all resorts have out-of-towners

Allen Best

Every resort is, to some extent, a destination resort, including Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs.

There, a locals’ ski area if there ever was one, 50 percent of the business is overnight from the Front Range or out of state. About half the business comes from the Roaring Fork Valley.

At Aspen, 78 percent of business is from overnight guests, including 18 percent from out of the country. But even at Winter Park, known as a day skier area for Denver, the destination business became the majority 25 years ago.

About the only resorts without overnight business in Colorado are Loveland and Eldora, and community ski areas like Steamboat’s Howelsen Hill and Silverton’s Kendall Mountain.

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