Colorado sees $4.8 billion economic impact from skiing, snowboarding industry

Colorado sees $4.8 billion economic impact from skiing, snowboarding industry
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By Ross Leonhart

VAIL — Colorado’s ski industry generates a $4.8 billion economic impact annually, according to the first report of its kind in 20 years. Colorado Ski Country USA and Vail Resorts on Wednesday announced the findings of a comprehensive study about the state’s ski and snowboard industries. The study confirms that guests from outside the state provide strong economic growth in mountain communities. About 500,000 Coloradans skied during the 2013-14 season while more than 7 million visits came from skiers and snowboarders from around the country and the world. Out-of-state visitors spend more than $300 per visit, including more than 8.4 …

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