No surprise for those of us in the metro area, Denver tops the list in a new ranking of the “Country’s Most Ski Happy Metros,” and Colorado Springs also made the top ten. The ranking, released Tuesday by Pitney Bowes MapInfo, indicates that people in metro Denver are the most likely to buy ski equipment and take a domestic ski vacation this year.
With such a strong Colorado ski industry, close proximity to world-class resorts and falling gas prices it is a natural that folks are heading up I-70 to the ski towns. And Visit Denver, the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau, will bring SnowSports Industries America annual trade show to Denver next year. The show is expected to attract 15,000 people to town every year and generate $30 million in annual spending.
“Country’s Most Ski Happy Metros:”
- Fairbanks, Alaska
- Colorado Springs
- Las Vegas