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Park City promotes tourism as economy lags

Park City promotes tourism as economy lags



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A couple of runs at Park City Mountain Resort are opening today, and some people are wondering what the economy will or won't bring to town this season.

Utah's ski industry is coming off nearly a half dozen record seasons in a row. So you'd expect that at some time it would trend down. That could be happening already this year.

"The reservations are off in double digits, but it's all across the board and not specific to one property," said Stephanie Nitsch of the Park City Chamber of Commerce.

One time-share company is closing its Park City office because of the economy.

But Nitsch says businesses are not taking it lying down. She says the chamber is actively promoting deals and incentive packages for tourists. She believes the town will do OK through the economic storm.

Now the town is hoping for some snowstorms to bring a lot more white to the mountains.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

Marc Giauque

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