Editor's note: An abbreviated version of this story will run in the June 13 print edition of the Snowmass Sun.
SNOWMASS VILLAGE - Sales tax revenue in Snowmass Village totaled $54,000 in April, an increase of 7 percent from the same month in 2011. April ends the winter season for the town, which saw an increase of 6 percent over the winter of 2010-11.
April is generally light compared to the other winter months. For example, the lodging tax saw a 41-percent increase in revenue from last year at $34,000, but the tax typically produces revenue in six-digit figures during the other winter months. The increase is consistent with the trend for 2012 though, as lodging is up 11 percent so far this year from the same timeframe in 2011.
General retail saw an increase of 16 percent in April, and sports equipment and clothing rose 25 percent.
Sales growth this past winter was generally positive, with increases of 19 percent in the months of November and February. March took a hit, however, with a decrease of 11 percent. It was the only month to see a decrease.