New Hampshire Ski Industry Reports Growth Over A Tumultuous Winter

Jun 16, 2015

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The New Hampshire ski industry says the 2014-2015 season was the fourth best on record.

Ski New Hampshire says its member resorts saw more than 2.5 million visits over the winter.

Executive Director Jessyca Keeler says while weather conditions weren’t ideal for traditionally busy skiing periods such as Christmas, New Year’s and Presidents Day, the cold, snowy conditions in February kept resorts busy late into the season. She described a "pent-up demand" for skiing that lasted from “the end of February, all the way through March, and really, way out into April," Keeler says. "We had some record ski days in April, which really isn’t a normal thing.”

The number of alpine skiing visits rose about 1.7 percent over the previous winter. Cross-country skiing visits fell by about 5 percent, and snowtubing saw its second highest number of visitors on record.