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This winter, large ski resorts owned by parent companies have been uber crowded. Because Vail resorts decided to decrease their season pass price by 20%, people from across the world flocked to the mountains. According to Vail Resorts’ annual report, the company sold 67% more epic passes in 2021 compared to 2020.
Although it’s great to see so many people out exploring great mountains owned by Vail Resorts, the overcrowding at some resorts has made it almost unbearable to ski those areas. Many resorts owned by Vail already went into the 2021-2022 season short-staffed and were unable to accommodate the influx of people coming to the mountain each day. This deadly concoction caused the perfect storm for the longest lift lines skiers have seen in quite some time.