Colorado Ski Country estimates over 12 million visitors to Colorado this season

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 8, 2011 12:38 pm

DENVER — The trade group, Colorado Ski Country USA, said Wednesday that skier visits at its 22 member resorts were up 2.6 percent from last season, reaching an estimated 6.9 million.

The group is estimating that Colorado resorts likely saw over 12 million skiers and riders this past 2010-2011 winter season. If their records stick, this outstanding amount would be the first time since the 2007-2008 winter season.

However, we can only wait to see the final count after Vail Resorts, Inc. reports their count of visitors from their four resorts on Thursday. Vail Resorts have already reported visitors at their six resorts spanning in Colorado and California were up 3.9 percent from last season.

For more exact numbers, Colorado Ski Country USA reports that assuming non-member resorts’ visits rose at least 2.6 percent this past season, Colorado resorts would have had nearly 12.2 million skier visits this season.

As a reminder, Arapahoe Basin is still open this season for at least two more weekends.