It’s been one hell of a winter for Utah this year. On top of neverending snowstorms, the State experienced record-breaking skiers visits for the 2018-19 season, according to ABC 4 News.
With visits up by 12%, the new record now stands at 5,125,441 skier visits. It’s not a huge surprise considering that nearly every ski resort in the state had records amounts of snow for the year.
The incredible snowfall definitely had something to do with the surge in visitation. Ski Utah Infographic.
Higher traffic at the resorts ripples back to the state's economy. Ski Utah found that these additional visits contributed to $226.4 million in revenue and helped create over 21,000 new jobs. See, fresh pow is good for more than just the mountain.
Technically though, winter isn't over yet in the Wasatch. Snowbird is still open and there’s plenty of great spring touring to choose from.