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Resorts give thanks for Thanksgiving snow

Theo Stroomer/Vail DailyRobert Brgoch (CQ) performs a trick during opening day at Beaver Creek on Nov. 26. Brgoch said that he was pleased that the resort had prepared a terrain park for opening day.
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DENVER, Colorado ” Colorado ski resorts say the weekend snowfall that reached nearly 5 feet in some areas is bringing more people to the slopes despite the harsh economy.

Resorts say their skier-visit totals equaled or exceeded traffic from last year’s Thanksgiving holiday.

Loveland Ski Area reported 58 inches of snow over three days, boosting season-pass sales.

The Breckenridge resort says last-minute bookings for the Thanksgiving holiday exceeded those from last year.

Winter Park Resort reported increased retail sales after 16 1/2 inches of snow over the weekend.

Many resort executives have been warning of a down season because of the economy.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com


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