By the Numbers: December 2002

By the numbers
By the Numbers: December 2002

1 number of burgers sold at ski areas for every dozen tickets, on average, according to an independent survey by Kreitman and Associates, that included the following results: Stratton, 28,000 burgers on 400,000 tickets; Snowbird, 65,000 burgers on 375,000 tickets; and Vail Resorts, 250,000 burgers on 4.25 million tickets.

16number of athletes on the new "Team Colorado," the first-ever statewide freeride team, which is made up of both skiers and snowboarders.

20 number of feet Alpine Meadows officials were forced to move their halfpipe, after jibbers were launching huge and bonking off the chairlift. On purpose.

40 inches of snow that fell on Colorado's Silverton Mountain Resort during the month of September. (This was September, mind you.)

315 pounds of Kodiak Island, Alaska, sockeye salmon that were consumed at a recent fundraiser for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.