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Aspen occupancy fading in home stretch

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Aspen’s occupancy has faded, and will continue to fade, in the home stretch of ski season, compared to last year.

The reservations on the books as of March 15 indicate Aspen’s tourist accommodations were at about 65 percent for what should have been one of the season’s busiest weeks. Last year, the comparable advance reservations for that week were 90 percent and the actual occupancy turned out to be 92 percent, according to the latest occupancy study. Last-minute reservations were expected to provide at least a small boost for last week, but updated numbers weren’t available.

For the current week, the advance reservations for Aspen produced an occupancy level of 53 percent. The actual occupancy for the same week last year was 78 percent.

The reservations on the books would produce an occupancy of 41 percent for the week of March 29, and 25 percent for the week of April 5. The actual occupancies for those weeks last year were 73 percent and 33 percent, respectively.

For February, Aspen had an actual occupancy of 70 percent this year, compared to 85 percent last year.

In Snowmass, occupancy lagged significantly behind last year’s levels for the weeks of March 15 and March 22, according to advance reservations. The weeks starting March 29 and April 5 were more on par with last season, according to the report, which is created for the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, town of Snowmass Village and the Aspen Skiing Co.


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