Vail Resorts Reports Certain Ski Season Metrics for the Season-to-Date Period Ended January 7, 2024
- Season-to-date total skier visits were down 16.2% compared to the prior year season-to-date period.
- Season-to-date total lift ticket revenue, including an allocated portion of season pass revenue for each applicable period, was up 2.6% compared to the prior year season-to-date period.
- Season-to-date ski school revenue was up 5.0% and dining revenue was down 5.8% compared to the prior year season-to-date period. Retail/rental revenue for North American resort and ski area store locations was down 13.3% compared to the prior year season-to-date period.
Commenting on the ski season-to-date,
Lynch continued, "As a result of the challenging conditions through the holiday period, season-to-date guest visitation and revenue was below our expectations in
Basis of Presentation
The reported ski season metrics include growth for season pass revenue based on estimated fiscal 2024 North American season pass revenue compared to fiscal 2023 North American season pass revenue. The metrics include all North American destination mountain resorts and regional ski areas, and are adjusted to eliminate the impact of foreign currency by applying current period exchange rates to the prior period for
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