Breckenridge, Colorado

Ending same-day sale of weekend lift tickets to combat crowded resorts

With increase in skier numbers across the resort, Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington recently made the decision to end all walk-up sales on the mountain on all weekends and holidays. With full parking lots, long lines and packed restaurants, the resort needed a way to manage its visitation. Are other resorts going to follow suit?

“Limiting single-day sales would have no effect on crowds caused by pass holders but could reduce crowds overall. And last year, according to David Belin, director of consulting services for the Colorado-based consumer travel research RRC Associates, people were turned away for at least part of the day at 36 resorts in the United States.” Read More. 

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