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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." 

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Walks in the park, hikes in the forest and strolls along the beach are known to relieve stress. Spending time in nature also improves our ability to focus, and there's even evidence that it helps us to heal physically as well.