by Kevin MacMillan
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January 16, 2014
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Vail: Skier visits down 23.4 percent so far at Tahoe resorts

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Meager snowfall in the Sierra has led to a sharp decrease in visits at Vail Resorts-owned mountains at Tahoe, and it’s forcing other ski areas to rethink employment strategies to weather the storm.

Visits from the start of the season through Jan. 5, 2014, at Northstar California, Heavenly and Kirkwood are down about 23.4 percent compared to the prior year (through Jan. 6, 2013), the company announced Monday.

“Unfortunately, conditions in Tahoe have been very poor with snowfall down approximately 85 percent relative to prior year, resulting in visitation and guest spending well below our expectations, which …

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