Friday, June 16, 2006
Talk about lift lines
We've talked about the banner year for Colorado resorts and now numbers show it: State resorts set a record this season with 12.53 million skier visits, beating the previous high set almost a decade ago.
Great snow - remember those midwinter dumps? - and factors like the economy, strong
international traffic, favorable exchange rates and disappointing conditions at Canadian ski areas are credited for the numbers. (One of every 12 visitors was from another country, resort operators said.)
While the high numbers are great for the economy, they can be frustrating when you're waiting to ride. Bookmark or print out these tips and put them with your ski gear if you want to avoid the crowds next season. They'll help ensure you have a ride like this skier, headed up the hill at Monarch (photo courtesy Monarch Mountain).