Preliminary numbers from the National Ski Areas Association show that U.S. ski resorts topped 59 million skier and snowboarder visits this season. The nearly 60 million skier visits makes the 2018/19 ski season the fourth best winter since NSAA started tracking national performance in 1978-79.
Visits — defined as the purchase of a lift ticket for any portion of the day and including season pass use — were up about 11 percent over last season, NSAA said in a news release.
A very snowy winter, with record snowfall for many ski areas, surly help spurn on the big turnout of skiers and snowboarders. National snowfall was up 31 percent nationwide over last season.
The record for most skier visits winth in the United States is still held by the 2010/11 season which saw 60.54 million skier visits.