The Numbers Bit

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Total number of ski-lift manufacturers, worldwide, after the recent merger of Switzerland's Doppelmayr and Austria's Garaventa CTEC. European antitrust authorities are reportedly looking into the deal.

18
Number of people who are supposed to be able to fit into each of the two new outdoor hot tubs being built at Utah's Solitude Mountain Resort. But we bet they can squeeze more.

95
Number of employees laid off when Denver's Volant Sports, the last major U.S. ski maker still manufacturing on American soil, shut down its operation in August.

1,200
Price, in dollars, for the newly introduced Alta-Snowbird season pass.

4,700
Number of acres of skiing that season pass gives you access to.

10,000
Number of dollars Aaron Brill received from the San Juan Economic Develop-ment District to help open his new ski resort outside Silverton, Colorado.

125,000,000
Number of dollars Vail Resorts will spend on resort improvements and real estate development this season.