skier days

With nearly 4.6 million skier days reported in the 2016-2017 season, Utah blew by its previous skier-day record. And while Colorado ski resorts logged almost three times as many -- close to 13 million skier visits last season -- it didn't break any records. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Ski Utah Announces All Time Record Ski Days

Jun 14, 2017

Ski Utah announces an all-time record in skier days, skier spending and ski tax revenues.  Across the board, it’s a banner year for Utah’s Ski Industry.  Carolyn Murray has more on this closing, year-end press conference.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member Roger Armstrong about talk of a proposed .25% increase in the county sales tax to help pay for transit and transportation needs. Then Michael Berry, the director of the national Ski Areas Association blames the 5% decrease in skier days this past winter all on the weather. Bill Humbert and Ellen Silver co-founders and facilitators of the Park Ciyt Career Network celebrate  that  they've helped more than 100 people find jobs since they started the Network in 2009.

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Going into this winter season, Deer Valley General Manager Bob Wheaton expected a record year.

While the numbers are still being counted, he says no matter how it come out, it was still a ver good year. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.