January, February dry spells didn't keep skiers away

Mar 16, 2015

Skier visits to Aspen/Snowmass are pacing ahead of last year. And, ski resorts statewide are posting positive numbers, despite dry spells in January and February.
Credit Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Snowmass

Despite a dearth of snowfall in January and part of last month, the Aspen Skiing Co. is reporting an uptick in business. 

The Aspen Skiing Company says it is pacing ahead of last season despite being open fewer days compared to 2013-14. While season pass holders skied less during the dry spells, international visitors made up for the loss. The company says it expects to finish the year strong.

Statewide skier visits are also up over last season. Colorado Ski Country USA’s 21 member resorts posted a 3.7 percent increase for January and February. Season-to-date skier visit totals are up 1.9 percent. Colorado resorts saw more than 12 million skier visits last season, a record-breaking total.