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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Chalk Up Another Record Ski Season

It is official, Utah is just completing another record ski season in terms of the number of skiers visiting slopes. This is the third straight record, ski industry officials said today.

KUTV reports: “In the 2005-2006 season, Utah’s 13 ski resorts had more than 4 million skier visits. That’s up more than 150,000 from the 2004-2005 season. And one resort – Snowbird – is still open this late in the season.

Nationwide, the ski industry has stagnated at about 57 million skier visits annually for the past three years. But Utah has seen its skier visits increase by about 29 percent in the same period, (Ski Utah President Nathan) Rafferty said. Some of that can be attributed to record snowfall. Snowbird Ski Resort was open in July last year. It will stay open at least through Memorial Day this year, (Snowbird General Manager Bob) Bonar said.”

Read the entire report.


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