Drop in occupancy at western mountain resorts could stretch into winter

[Wyatt Haupt Jr., Northern Nevada Business Weekly]

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A combination of lower occupancy and higher rates that started last winter for overnight visits at western mountain resorts, including the Tahoe Basin, continued through the summer months, industry data showed.

The monthly DestiMetrics Market Briefing report also hints at a soft winter season ahead, as bookings made in August for the six-month period of August 2017 to January 2018 were down 10.6 percent when compared with the same six-month period last year.

Further muddling the outlook were bookings for key months of December 2017 and January 2018, which were down 16.7 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively, when compared with the same months a year earlier...