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Vermont Ski Areas Have Best Season since 2001

Skiing in Vermont (file)
John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

The Vermont Ski Areas Association says this past season was the best since 2001.

The association said at its annual meeting Tuesday that the state's resorts had 4.5 million skier and rider visits, up 16 percent from last year. The group says that puts the season at the second best since 1992, when the association first stated gathering resort data.

VSAA president Parker Riehle said the season's rebound from last year was marked by resorts opening early, snowfall during the holidays, snow in market areas outside of Vermont, and skiing and riding in March.

Riehle says the winter season also meant over $170 million in revenues for the state's economy from the rooms and meals and sales taxes, which he says surpassed pre-recession levels for the first time.

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