Okemo Reports Increase in Visits for 08/09 Holiday Period

Despite everything you’re hearing on the news about the doom and gloom of our current economic times, there are some positive indicators our there.  Okemo resort in Ludlow vermont is reporting a 7% increase in skier visits over the same period from last season

LUDLOW, Vt. – Despite economic uncertainties and fluctuating weather patterns, Okemo Mountain Resort welcomed more skiers and snowboarders to its slopes during the New Year holiday week this year than in 2007/2008.

Okemo’s skier visits were seven percent ahead of the same Monday-through-Sunday period last year and six percent ahead of the five-year average for the same timeframe. The week ranked second in the past five years and fourth in the last ten years.

“Skiing is a lifestyle sport,” says Okemo VP of Marketing Scott Clarkson, “and the business levels we are seeing confirm that people will continue to hold on to the lifestyle values that are important to them.”

 

Do your part to stimulate the economy… get out there and visit your local mountain.

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~ by hrocker on January 5, 2009.

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