Salt Lake City, Utah — Utah ski resorts are one of the few recreational activities that had the best season in their history during a pandemic.
Tuesday the resorts announced that they saw a record-breaking 5,301,766 skier days during the recently completed 2020-21 season. The number of skier days was up almost 3.5 percent over the previous record set during the 2018-19 season.
Strangely enough, while the overall season set a record, it did so without breaking any single-day records.
Officials believe COVID protocols put in place by resorts allowed people to ski safely and without worry.
“Throughout the season it became clear that skiing provided a respite from the day-to-day realities of the pandemic and allowed an option for guests to safely socialize outside,” said Nathan Rafferty, President of Ski Utah.