Visits down to Colorado Ski Country resorts
DENVER, Colorado ” The trade group Colorado Ski Country USA ” of which Vail Resorts in not a member “-says skier visits so far this season are down 5.9 percent from the same time last season at its 22 member resorts.
The figure released Thursday doesn’t include visits to four Colorado resorts owned by Vail Resorts Inc., which said Wednesday that skier visits so far this season are holding steady.
Colorado Ski Country USA has said skier visits at its 22 member resorts were down 7.7 percent for the early season, from Oct. 15 through Dec. 31. It said visits were down 5.8 percent for January and February. No exact numbers were released.
Colorado Ski Country USA President and CEO Melanie Mills says guests may be cutting back in other parts of life in the weak economy, but not on skiing.