Colorado Ski Industry Contributes Close To 5 Billion To State Annually

Dated: 12/26/2015

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Ed Sealover, Denver Business Journal:

Colorado’s ski industry contributes $4.8 billion to the state’s economy, according to the first study of its kind undertaken in some 20 years.

Skiing and snowboarding support more than 46,000 year-round equivalent jobs that generate more than $1.9 billion a year in labor income, concluded the study conducted by RRC Associates of Boulder for Vail Resorts Inc. and for industry group Colorado Ski Country USA.

Travelers from outside Colorado fuel much of that activity, being responsible for more than 7 million skier visits per year as well as 8.4 million nights in lodging accommodations. Snow seekers also account for 588,000 deplanements a year, the study found.

“This report confirms the importance of the ski industry to Colorado, both as an economic driver and a globally recognized symbol of our state,” CSCUSA president Melanie Mills said.

And the impact is increasing. Since the 2002-03 ski season, state taxable retail sales in Colorado’s six largest ski counties are up 62 percent for hotels and other lodging, 75 percent for food and drinks and 106 percent for real estate, rental and leasing services, found the analysis, which was reviewed by the business research division at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.

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