Our monthly roundup of research insights for the recreation and tourism industries Ski Area Business News Several articles have crossed our desks recently regarding the business of ski areas in the US. The Denver Post noted in a recent article regarding rent payments from Colorado ski areas that operate on US Forest Service land reaching […]
It feels like the snow season has finally arrived in Vermont and New Hampshire, where ski areas and resorts are looking forward to a boost in customers following a frustratingly warm December when temperatures hovered above freezing. Last week’s winter storm, which fell far short of its hype but still dumped a mass of snow […]
The Pacific Northwest has had several recent ski seasons with variable weather and snow conditions. Northwest Public Radio did a recent story on the subject, including an interview with RRC’s Dave Belin.
Industry leaders gathered at the Colorado Convention Center Wednesday for The Assembly, an unofficial kick-off to the annual Snowsports Industries America Snow Show that features panel discussions and interactive sessions about the ski industry’s place in the larger tourism industry. The Denver mountain resort research firm Destimetrics hosted the event. As the industry talks of […]
The RRC Associates December 2014 Newsletter is out. Read about the social media research pitfalls, a holiday greeting from RRC, NSAA Economic Analysis report findings, the 2014/15 snowsports winter season so far, and other trending stories of interest.
RRC Associates recently completed a study for the Town of Superior, CO about their recreation facilities, both existing and potential. The results of the study were presented to the town this week, and showed satisfaction with outdoor facilities and amenities, but a desire for indoor facilities. Topping the list was an indoor recreation facility, with […]
It has not gone unnoticed by summer visitors that the nightly rates at Aspen’s lodging properties don’t necessarily match the quality and condition of them. The resort’s aging bed base was noted as a “key weakness” in a recently released report from Boulder-based RRC Associates, a consulting firm hired by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association […]
With ski season well under way in the Western U.S., the forecast for Vail Resorts is sunny and balmy. The nation’s largest owner and operator of ski resorts recently scored a big win by acquiring Utah’s popular Park City Mountain Resort after a lengthy legal battle. Vail, based in Broomfield, Colo., plans to combine Park […]
Domestic travel to Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts has fallen by 40 percent since 2005 — and the problem isn’t the snow drought. A key component in the strategy to gain that market share back will be improvement of passenger service to Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
The RRC Associates November 2014 newsletter is out. Read about consumer confidence, visitor trends, the new National Beginner Panel, the NSAA National Demographic study, hip cities where Millennials are moving, and our new office!