Lodging providers in Utah resort communities finished the ski season with improved results from the poor winter a year earlier.
Occupancy through the end of April was 61.6 percent in Utah resort towns, up from 57.5 percent a year ago, according to the Denver-based Rocky Mountain Lodging Report. Average room rates, it added, rose $15 a night to $257.
The improved performance mirrored results across the West. The Mountain Travel Research Program, also from Denver, said occupancy climbed 5.8 percent and lodging revenues jumped 8.8 percent this year at 260 property-management companies in 17 resort communities surveyed in Utah, Colorado, California, Nevada and Oregon.