Pacific Northwest Has Stellar Year
SAM Magazine--May, 15, 2006, Oregon--The Pacific Nortwest Ski Areas Association announced that Oregon is on track for a record-breaking year and Washington had its second best. On the heels of one of the worst seasons in memory in 2004/05, great snow conditions allowed areas in the Pacific Northwest to rebound nicely. Oregon still has three areas in operation and analysts are predicting that attendance will pass the 1.83 million visit mark. Oregon's previous record stands at 1.66 million visits in 2001/02.
Washington state areas recorded 2.13 million visits for 2005/06, falling just shy of the state's all-time record of 2.15 million during the 2001/02 season.
Ski area operators in Alaska, Idaho and Montana also reported strong seasons.