By: Luke Cahill, Staff Reporter
Unfortunately, the weather has not been cooperating for the ski resort visitors this year. In fact, this has been one of the worst years on record for snowfall in Colorado. Reports are showing that ski resorts are experiencing low lift ticket purchases. Fox News Denver has reported a decrease of between 11 and 13 percent compared to last year at this time. These resorts heavily depend on their revenues coming from the winter season which may pose a problem for some in the coming months. These numbers may explain why:
Base Depth at this time in 2017 vs. 2018 (Current)
Arapahoe Basin: 70” (2017) 39” (2018)
Loveland: 58” (2017) 39” (2018)
Vail: 52” (2017) 34” (2018)
Breckenridge: 56” (2017) 41” (2018)
Obviously, nobody wants to go skiing when the numbers are this low! The problem that many Regis students have run into is that they bought a season pass months ago not knowing that the snow conditions would be this poor. The only hope for (us) is that we get some snow soon!