Colorado skier visits down 5.5 percent last season

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - The number of people skiing and snowboarding at Colorado resorts fell 5.5 percent last season amid a travel slump.

The preliminary figures from Colorado Ski Country USA are in line with a 5.5 percent drop seen at resorts across the country.

Loveland Ski Area, about 50 miles from Denver, was one of the few areas to see an increase in visitors. Spokesman John Sellers credits the resort's affordability.

Ski company officials had said they expected resorts within driving distance of big cities to fare better and destination resorts to have more trouble.

However, both Bail and Beaver Creek reported increases. This year they offered a new pass that allowed unlimited access to both resorts.

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