Utah's two-year streak of record visitation to the state's ski resorts was snapped this past winter when visits dropped by 10 percent
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s two-year streak of record visitation to the state’s ski resorts was snapped this past winter when visits dropped by 10 percent.
Ski Utah said Monday in a news release that the state logged 4.1 million skier days this past winter. That’s down from nearly 4.6 recorded in the 2016-2017 ski season and 4.4 million in the 2015-2016 ski season.
This past winter’s total matches the average for the last decade.
Ski Utah officials say a down year for snowfall contributed to the decrease. National Weather Service figures show Utah snowfall was only 60 percent of its average this past winter.
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Nationwide, skier visits were down by about 3 percent this year.
The industry association says ski season visitor spending didn’t decrease as sharply thanks to out-of-town skiers spending more.