Monday, June 16, 2014

Adirondack ski areas by the numbers: 2013-14 season

Whiteface, MLK weekend, January 2014.

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Buoyed by an early start and five consecutive months of colder than average temperatures, attendance at the state-owned Adirondack ski areas increased by more than 7% over last year. Handily beating the national (down 1.3%) and regional (up 0.6%) trends cited in the National Ski Areas Association's preliminary report of the 2013-14 ski season, those results should bring smiles to the faces of skiers, business owners in North Creek and Lake Placid, and ORDA board members alike.

Here are the numbers:

2013-14 ski season results

Whiteface operating days
Gore operating days
Whiteface skier visits
218 thousand
192 thousand
Gore skier visits
203 thousand
197 thousand
Whiteface revenue
not yet available
$10.45 million
Gore revenue
not yet available
$8.96 million
Whiteface snowfall
Gore snowfall
6890 degree days
6089 degree days

2013-14 season results fine print:
  • Operating days, skier visits, revenue and snowfall are per ORDA and are preliminary pending release of ORDA's Annual Report and audited financial statements. When released, those reports will be available here.
  • Gore's long-term annual snowfall is 150 inches. Whiteface's is 200 inches.
  • Temperatures are heating degree-days as measured by NYSERDA for the Glens Falls region for the Nov-April period. Degree-days represent the number of degrees by which the average daily temperature falls below 65 degrees. More degree-days equals colder temperatures. The long-term average number of heating degree-days for the Nov-April period is 6356.
  • Revenue data for Gore and Whiteface is not yet available for 2013-14.

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  1. Update: Per ORDA's annual report (available at the link above), 2013-14 revenue was $9.65 million for Gore and $11.15 for Whiteface