The Denver-based National Ski Association announced that there were 59 million skier visits recorded in the 2020-21 season. That is the fifth-best season ever. A major element in the numbers was the lack of destination visits, meaning very few international visits as well as few "long-haul" travelers in the U.S., with the majority of skier visits generated by people living close to a ski area. In the Rocky Mountain region, (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado) there were about 22.5 million skier visits. The ten-year average for the region was 21.1 million.