Star-News: Ski Season Losses Total Nearly $300K

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The Tamarack ski area, which was granted a special exception to operate while the resort remains tangled in bankruptcy, hemorrhaged nearly $300,000 for the season that recently came to a close.

The McCall Star-News reports this morning that the Tamarack Municipal Association reported a $299,300 loss for the 2011-2012 season. Tamarack property owners will now be asked to each pay a special assessment of $1,000 per year to make up the deficit and "to provide a financial cushion for future losses."

But operators said they remained optimistic. The Star-News reports that the ski area saw a 21-percent increase in season-pass and day-ticket sales over the previous season.

"We have already sold 39 percent more season passes for the 2012-2013 season than we sold in total for the 2011-2012 season," marketing manager Wolfe Ashcraft told the Star-News.

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