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April 23, 2009

Vail Skier Visits Down 6.2% Year over Year

Certainly not the most dire of news:

BROOMFIELD - Vail Resorts on Saturday reported some numbers from the beginning of the 2008-09 ski season through April 12. As expected, most of those numbers were down from last year's record season.

• Season-to-date total skier visits through April 12 for the company's five mountain resorts were down 6.2 percent compared with last year.

• Season-to-date total lift ticket revenue through April 12, including an allocated portion of season pass revenue for each applicable period, was down 8.7 percent compared with last year.

I was expecting 10-15% so this is good news. Next season may be the worst of it because today's unemployment numbers indicate no real end in sight to the recession.

Posted by Justin at April 23, 2009 01:27 PM