Winter sales in Snowmass up from last year |

Winter sales in Snowmass up from last year

Snowmass Village saw a big jump in sales during a usually quiet month.

April saw $6.8 million in retail sales this year, a 23.4 percent increase from the same month last year, according to a report from the town Finance Department. The month saw the end of Snowmass’ ski season, and the November-to-April period finished up 11 percent from last year.

Most retail sectors reported increases. Lodging revenue rose by 5.4 percent; restaurants by 33.4 percent; food, drug and liquor stores by 38.2 percent; utilities by 11 percent; and general retail by a whopping 110 percent. The miscellaneous category increased by 341.6 percent.

Utilities brought in the most sales tax revenue in April, followed by lodging, general retail and restaurants.

Revenue brought in by the town’s 1 percent sales tax was up 13.7 percent year to date as of April 30.

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