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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2012-13 Ski Season Brought 5.6% Increase

The numbers are now in and the look good. During the 2012-13 ski season, Utah resorts saw a 5.6% increase in skier days, over the previous year. Now the resorts have switched to summer activities while also launching projects aimed at improving the skier experience and making the next season even better.

The Deseret News has this article about the report. Below are excerpts.

The total of skier days at Utah resorts for 2012-13 season was slightly more than 4 million visits...

Susie English, director of communications for Ski Utah, said early snowstorms and an improving economy were contributing factors in the 5.4 percent increase is skier days.

“I think one of the biggest things we saw was a ton of demand in the early season,” English said. “With the early snow we got in October and November, people were really excited, which helped carry the excitement through the rest of the season, even though the snow slowed.”

The Rocky Mountain region — Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming — saw a 1.9 percent increase in skier days in 2012-13.

Read the entire article.

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