US ski industry tallies 57.1 million visits, fifth best on record

first_imgBased on preliminary estimates, ski areas nationwide tallied 57.1 million visits for the 2008/09 season, making it the fifth best season on record. Over the last 10 seasons (1999/00 – 2008/09), the industry has averaged 56.7 million visits. The 2008/09 season represents a 0.8 percent increase from the 10-year average, and just a 5.5 percent decrease from the record 2007/08 season of 60.5 million visits. At 13.8 million visits in 2008/09, the Northeast region was up 5.5 percent from its 10-year average. Meanwhile the Southeast region, at 5.62 million visits, was up 3.8 percent from its 10-year average; the Midwest region, with 7.41 million visits, was down 1.1 percent from its 10-year average; the Rocky Mountain region, with 19.79 million visits, was up 1.3 percent from its 10-year average; and finally the Pacific West region, with 10.54 million visits, was down 5.8 percent from its 10-year average.Relatively favorable snow and weather conditions in most parts of the country during much of the season provided a strong counterbalance to the challenging economic conditions. Based on resort comments, the impact of the economy varied somewhat depending on resort location and resort type. Many day-ski areas in close proximity to major metropolitan markets benefitted as many guests chose to ski and ride at locations closer to home. Meanwhile destination resorts often reported fewer overnight visits and shorter stays. Many resorts commented that snow and weather conditions had a more powerful impact on their visitation than the economy. Overall average snowfall was down just 10 percent. The Southeast realized a 31.2 percent increase in average snowfall; the Midwest was up 1.1 percent; the Northeast was down just 10 percent; the Pacific West was down 10.2 percent; and the Rocky Mountain region was down 14.2 percent. A final report will be issued in July. For more information visit nsaa.org. THE NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION, LOCATED IN LAKEWOOD, COLO., IS A TRADE ASSOCIATION FORMED IN 1962 FOR SKI AREA OWNERS AND OPERATORS NATIONWIDE.last_img read more

Virat Kohli reveals only one more seamer spot up for grabs in 2020 T20…

first_imgAdvertisement 4amNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4b61q20Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1p( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3nmWould you ever consider trying this?😱2vgbCan your students do this? 🌚9dxk6vi6Roller skating! Powered by Firework With everyone curious about the 2020 World Cup squad that is to be held in Australia, Indian team captain, Virat Kohli, reveals that there is only one seamer spot left, and plenty of pace bowlers are eyeing the vacant spot. He reveals the players that are being considered at the moment- Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Swami, Bhuvneswar Kumar, and Deepak Chahar.Advertisement India had a reputation for having a lot for pace bowlers, which makes the competition tough to be chosen to be a part of the WC team, but Virat considers this positively. He said, “The fight obviously is for one spot, and I think more or less three guys have made a place for themselves. It’s going to be a healthy competition, and it will be interesting to see how it pans out.”Advertisement Deepak Chahar is a new entrant who debuted in the pink-ball Test series against Bangladesh. The bowler had an impressive run at the series. Deepak (Chahar) has come in and has bowled really well,” he told the media. Upon the return of the bowlers Bumrah and Kumar to the T20 International series, Virat is confident that the pace attack will be strong in the upcoming Test match against West Indies.Mohammad Shami becomes third Indian bowler in top 10 of ICC test bowling rankingsAdvertisement No-balls to be called by third umpires in upcoming India-WI series  Advertisementlast_img read more