Vail Resorts, Inc. reported that preliminary estimates indicate that its retail/rental revenue increased 8.9 percent for the season-to-date period ended April 14 compared with the comparable period a year earlier. The number reflect sales and ski rentals by the more than 170 specialty stores it operates at its seven mountain resorts in Colorado and the Lake Tahoe region as well as and in the Salt Lake City and San Francisco markets.
Vail reported season-to-date total lift ticket revenue at its seven mountain resorts, including an allocated portion of season pass revenue for each applicable period, increased approximately 10.2 percent compared to the prior year season-to-date period.
Season-to-date total skier visits for the company’s seven mountain resorts increased 5.5 percent compared to the prior year season-to-date period.
Katz said that Vail Resorts spring season pass sales for the 2013-2014 ski season are off to a strong start, showing good momentum over last spring’s record results for the program.