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Vermont’s Skiing Industry Lost About $100 Million This Past Winter

April 20, 2021

It was a rough winter for Vermont’s skiing industry.

Ski resorts in the state reportedly lost $100 million this past winter as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Vermont Ski Areas Association said, according to The Rutland Herald. The organization estimates a lost of $700 million to the state’s economy, given the related effects.

“I think we are just beginning to see what the long-term effects of the pandemic will be,” Vermont Commissioner of Tourism and Marketing Heather Pelham said, according to The Rutland Herald. “We do expect economic recovery will take several years. I don’t think the economic impacts on our restaurants and innkeepers can be understated.”

Ticket sales for skiing trips were down 40 percent, lodging revenue was down 60 percent, and food/beverage revenue declined by 70 percent compared to before the pandemic.

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