Aspen and Snowmass occupancy was down about 18% this past winter from the same time period last year, according to reports from MTRiP and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association. From November through April, overall Aspen occupancy averaged about 51%, compared to a winter-long figure of 63% last winter. Occupancy never reached 90% over a full week this winter, while last winter there were five weeks that had 90% or more of local lodge rooms full. Snowmass, which was 43%  full over the whole winter, compared to a little more than half full last winter, was not down as much as Aspen from December through February — about 14%— then took a big hit in March and April, and finished just slightly better over last season.
By Catherine Lutz, April 17, 2009, Aspen Daily News

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