Resorts Hosts Fewer Skiers at Tahoe

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A Vail, Colo.-based company has reported fewer skiers at its Lake Tahoe ski resorts.

For the three-month period ending April 30, there were 275,000 visitors to Northstar-at-Tahoe, down 9.5 percent from the year before.

At Sierra-at-Tahoe, the figure was 535,000, down 6.1 percent.

Unseasonably warm spring weather was blamed for the declines.

Booth Creek Ski Holdings Inc., which owns four other resorts in New Hampshire and Washington, reported second-quarter earnings slightly above the same period in 2003.

Booth Creek bills itself as the fourth largest ski resort operator in the country.

The private company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission because it has issued public debt bonds.