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Aspen Hotels Expect Another Busy Holiday Season

Alex Hager
Aspen Public Radio

Holiday crowds are are descending on the valley by the thousands. Aspen Chamber lodging data from the end of November showed 70% rooms already booked for Christmas Day, with a peak of 79% booked on December 28th.

That's about 5% lower than the same time last year, but Eliza Voss, Aspen Chamber marketing director, says those numbers could still tick up. A late Thanksgiving made for a short booking window and recent snowfall may entice travelers. 

She added that Christmas falling on a Wednesday means more people are likely to travel on the Saturday after the holiday. That would make the peak occupancy window in Aspen fall between December 28th and January 4th.

Alex is KUNC's reporter covering the Colorado River Basin. He spent two years at Aspen Public Radio, mainly reporting on the resort economy, the environment and the COVID-19 pandemic. Before that, he covered the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery for KDLG in Dillingham, Alaska.
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