Skier visits to Utah ski resorts this season reached 5,125,441. It’s the first time Utah has seen over 5 million visits in a season and surpasses the previous state record set in the 2016-17 season by 12 percent.
Nathan Rafferty, president and CEO of Ski Utah, credited the big jump in ski tourism, at least in part, to the new mega passes such as EPIC and Ikon. He said that they present “a great tool industrywide” to give people “more options and make skiing more affordable.”
What also help drive skiers to the mountains this winter was all the snowfall that fell in Utah. At least one resort recorded snow falling on 111 days, Rafferty said. Snowbird has received 690″ of snow so far this season.