Ski resorts are reporting strong attendance

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on December 26, 2009 8:10 pm

Ski resorts across the country are experiencing stronger numbers than last year.  As has been reported numerous times here at The Ski Channel, this is going to be one of, it not the greatest year in the history of skiing and snowboarding.  If the Christmas break early reports continue, then there will be a resounding “we told you so” going down. 

“Mammoth Mountain was packed today,” said Chad Marsh who was in from LA.  “If you know the mountain well, then there are so many lifts at Mammoth, you could avoid lines.  But in general if you were skiing the stuff like the Broadway Express runs, you had to spend a little time in line.  It was wierd though.  There was a feeling that things in life were getting back to normal and no one cared.  I have never had so much fun in line.  And the lines weren’t terrible, because it is a high speed quad.”

Similar ski resort reports came in from Vail, Aspen, Heavenly and Stowe.  Aspen was celebrity central as usual with Charlie Sheen and Robert DeNiro making headlines there.

The Salt Lake Newspaper quoted numerous Utah resorts as doing better numbers than last year.  Park City and The Canyons both had great weeks and Bill Cox of Wolf Creek was quoted as saying that this was going to be their record year.

At The Ski Channel, staffers have been in Vail, Beaver Creek, Park City, Telluride, Mammoth, Brighton, Keystone, Breckenridge and Solitude of late and have all had great times.

Hard numbers should surface soon.