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.
â¢ 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.
â¢ 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.