Winter tourism recovers in Oregon

Winter tourism recovers in Oregon

Oregon's winter tourism season is catching up to the state's summer season in terms of economic support.

The lack of on-mountain lodging makes Oregon's snowsports industry unique -- and gives a boost to nearby towns, according to the report. In Bend, lodging taxes reached a new peak in December.

[An Oregon Employment Department report] points to a University of Oregon and ECONorthwest study that estimates skiing and other sports support 6,800 jobs in the state. Altogether, the industry makes a $481 million impact on the economy, that survey shows.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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