Trade group estimates ski industry lost $2B because of COVID-19

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(The Center Square) - The ski industry has taken an estimated $2 billion hit because of shutdowns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a trade group.

The Colorado-based National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) said U.S. ski visit totals for the 2019-20 season were down 14 percent to 51.1 million visitors. 

The association's $2 billion estimation "was derived from NSAA's historical revenue and visitation data."