Home Archives June 2008 Great snow helps all resorts and gas costs hurt some

Great snow helps all resorts and gas costs hurt some

| Print |  Email
Sunday, June 01, 2008

Mt. Hood Meadows.jpg

STATEWIDE Oregon ski resorts fared well this season by getting an unusual amount of quality snow, though gas prices may have determined which resorts did better.

Mt. Bachelor near Bend saw slightly fewer visitors than last year’s 524,920, possibly because rising gas prices deterred people from driving to central Oregon, says Frankie Labbe, spokeswoman for the resort.

Closer to the Portland metro area, both Mt. Hood Meadows and Timberline say gas prices and proximity may have made them a more desirable destination this year.

Timberline surpassed last year’s attendance figures through April by 25,000 visitors and expects a high turnout this summer, says spokesman Jon Tullis. “We are not done yet,” he says. Skiing there is open through Labor Day, with the resort expecting more European tourists this summer, in part because of the strong euro, he says.

Mt. Hood Meadows has extended its skiing season by staying open weekends only and is poised to break last year’s record-setting season of 503,000 visitors, says Dave Tragethon, the resort’s spokesman.

The resort received more than 787 inches of snow, shattering its 1982-83 record of 625 inches, Tragethon says. The annual average is 440 inches.

Timberline also sold 80% more Fusion passes this season than last, Tullis says. The new season pass gives holders access to the Mt. Hood Ski Bowl.                            

JASON SHUFFLER


To comment, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

More Articles

From the Editor: The human factor

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


Read more...

What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brad Smith, founder of Hot Pepper Studios, and Travis Boersma, president of Dutch Bros. Coffee, share their recent reads.


Read more...

Revolution in print, pixels and passion

News
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
RyanFrankNewsBY MARK BLAINE | OB BLOGGER

The publisher of the Emerald Media Group moves on, leaving a cutting edge media group that depends on business acumen for its survival.


Read more...

Buy the book

News
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
2 03.25.14 thumb bookshopBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Oregon is home not only to many fine writers but also several accomplished small publishers.


Read more...

Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

News
Thursday, March 27, 2014
03.27.14 thumb collegeBY MARY SPILDE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.


Read more...

Are millennials reshaping politics in the Pacific Northwest?

News
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

MillennialsThumbA new report explores the impact of millennials on Oregon's business and political climate.


Read more...

The 2014 List: The Top 33 Small Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS