Sun Valley reports most skiers in a decade



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KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — Sun Valley Co. officials say the number of skier visits to the company's ski area on central Idaho's Bald Mountain last winter is the most in a decade.

Spokesman Jack Sibbach tells the Idaho Mountain Express (http://bit.ly/1NBeSLK) that the company had 419,000 skier days last winter.

The company says that's the most since the 2005-2006 season with 421,000 skier days.

Sibbach attributes last winter's high number to good early season snowfall, a strong national economy, expanded air service and advertising.

The ski area closed to skiing on Sunday.

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Information from: Idaho Mountain Express, http://www.mtexpress.com

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