"Best year ever" for ski lodging biz at Belleayre

Despite the layoff woes at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, this year has been excellent for the businesses that depend on it, Jay Braman wrote in the Daily Freeman yesterday:

At a meeting on Monday of the  Belleayre Region Lodging and Tourism Association, the ski center’s superintendent, Tony Lanza, said that despite recent state-mandated layoffs at the facility in Highmount, the 2010-11 ski season, which has had plenty of snowfall, has been the best for association members in a long time.

“Some are reporting their best year ever,” Lanza said.