Visits Decline 7.6 Percent From 2007-2008 Season

Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., June 11, 2009 – Aspen Skiing Company skier visits were announced today and were down 7.6 percent from the 2007-2008 season. The resort recorded more than 1.36 million skier/snowboarder visits** for the 2008-2009 season with a final tally of 1,364,056 visits.

"We have been saying all season that we expected numbers to be down between five and 15 percent," said Aspen Skiing Company Senior Vice President David Perry. "The fact that we are in the lower end of this range is good news and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at Aspen Skiing Company and the entire community."

Skier/snowboarder visits to the four mountains of Aspen/Snowmass were as follows:

· Snowmass 733,597
· Aspen Mountain 304,052
· Aspen Highlands 199,431
· Buttermilk 126,976

Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company's website at

**A skier/snowboarder visit is defined as one person visiting a ski area for all or any part of a day one time.