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Vermont ski industry celebrates bounce-back season

Vermont ski industry celebrates bounce-back season

June 18, 2017 04:11 PM

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Ski Areas Association is celebrating a comeback season in which almost 3.9 million skier visits boosted the industry after a weak season last year.
    
The association released the figures for the 2016-2017 ski season during the group's annual meeting Thursday at the Killington Resort.
    
Association President Parker Riehle credited a series of winter storms and snowmaking for the success of this season. The industry says that in a good year the ski industry contributes about $900 million to the state economy in direct winter spending.
    
The association described the warm 2015-2016 season, which saw little snow, as "challenging." The industry recorded 3.2 million skiers and rider visits.
    
Last year's numbers followed a record high of 4.7 million skier visits in the 2014-2015 season.

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