I'm pleased to have helped Vermont's ski resorts tally 1.4 percent more skier visits this year over last year. (Every little bit helps, you know.)
Despite a rather strange winter, the Vermont Ski Areas Association reported that Vermont's downhill ski resorts had 4.1 million skier visits during the 2009-2010 season -- up a bit over the previous season.
Other northeastern states saw an overall decline of 2.8 percent, according to the National Ski Areas Association.
Here are links to a couple articles on this news:
<link http: www.businessweek.com ap financialnews d9g7udp00.htm external-link-new-window>Business Week
<link http: www.burlingtonfreepress.com article news01 external-link-new-window free>Burlington Free Press (Vt.)
I was in sunny Colorado recently and I read that there were more than 11.8 million skier visits at Colorado resorts this season, up 0.8 percent from last season according to Colorado Ski Country USA . They, too, had a strange winter to contend with, but the snowfall surged for spring skiing.
A skier visit represents a person participating in the sport of downhill skiing or snowboarding for any part of one day at a ski resort.