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Colorado resort town visitation slowing, spending soaring 

By: The Associated Press
October 29, 2017 Updated: October 29, 2017 at 2:22 pm
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Mount Crested Butte towers over the town of Crested Butte. Photo by Christian Murdock/The Gazette

DENVER — Visits to Colorado resort towns may be slowing, but spending is not.

The Denver Post reports sales-tax collections in Colorado resort towns notched another record this summer, marking five consecutive years of steadily increasing summer spending.

Taxable summertime spending in destinations such as Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Telluride, Winter Park and Steamboat Springs has soared anywhere from 26 percent to 59 percent since 2013.

Colorado's 26 ski areas saw a slight dip in skier visits last season below the record-setting season of 2015-16, when resorts tallied more than 13 million visits. But resort towns once again harvested record sales-tax revenues.

Inntopia tracks lodging activity in 20 mountain communities in eight Western states.

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