Visitation numbers reported by CSCUSA resorts represent a trend that despite the current uncertainty felt by the tourism industry, guests have not given up on skiing and riding in Colorado.
DENVER, CO – March 12, 2009 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that skier visits at its 22 member resorts during the second period of the 2008-09 ski season, which counts skier visitation from January 1 through February 28, were off by 5.8 percent compared to last year’s same period number. However, visitation is up slightly compared to the five year average for second period visitation, which includes three years that were the highest on record.
Gray Line is now Copper’s official ground transportation provider, and this partnership includes year-round service featuring conveniently scheduled, non-stop, ground transportation service.
Copper Mountain, CO… Copper Mountain, one of the industry’s leading ski and snowboard resorts, and Gray Line, the world’s largest sightseeing, transportation and activity company, have partnered to provide guests more efficient ground transportation to and from Copper and Denver International Airport. Gray Line is now Copper’s official ground transportation provider, and this partnership includes year-round service featuring conveniently scheduled, non-stop, ground transportation service.
Colorado Mountain Express was purchased for $38.3 million in November, 2008
BROOMFIELD, COLO.— Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced in November that it closed its transaction to acquire the resort ground transportation business, Colorado Mountain Express (CME), for a total consideration of $38.3 million, which amount will be adjusted for the final balances of certain working capital related accounts as well as the obligation of Vail Resorts to reimburse the seller for certain new capital expenditures.