Colorado Ski Country USA announced skier visits were slightly a head of the five year average but 2 percent lower than last year.

The 24-member ski resorts include all of the aspen properties and steamboat plus many others across the state tallied 7.1 million during the 2017-18 winter season.

Mother Nature delivered timely storms during the December holiday period and significant snow totals in advance of both Martin Luther King and President’s Day weekends before the weather system settled into a more consistent snowy pattern in mid-February. March was a busy month across the state with spring breakers travelling from near and far to enjoy deep snow totals and warm bluebird days with resorts seeing strong monthly visitation totals. Many resorts experienced their best snow conditions in late March and early April and welcomed guests over the well-timed Easter holiday.

Additional highlights from the 2017-18 season included successful Olympic qualifiers at Copper Mountain and Aspen Snowmass in the leadup to the 2018 Olympic Games.

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