Sun Valley reports most skiers in a decade

Sun Valley reports most skiers in a decade
Posted at 10:00 AM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2019-01-21 15:32:53-05

 KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) -- Sun Valley Company officials say the number of skier visits to the company's ski area on central Idaho's Bald Mountain last winter is the most in a decade.

Spokesman Jack Sibbach tells the Idaho Mountain Express that the company had 419,000 skier days last winter.

The company says that's the most since the 2005-2006 season -- with 421,000 skier days.

Sibbach attributes last winter's high number to good early season snowfall, a strong national economy, expanded air service and advertising.

The ski area closed to skiing on Sunday.