His summer season may be winding down but Dillon Marina Manager Bob Evans still has a lot to do.
"I don't think I'm going to have a lot of down time this year," Evans said.
He and the Dillon Marina are already coming off one of busiest summers ever. A massive construction project is underway to expand the marina and an adjacent parking area to handle the larger crowds.
"We're getting more and more day boaters that want to come up and enjoy the facilities that we have in Dillon," Evans said.
Crowds have also given a big boost to lodging numbers in Breckenridge.
"Summer occupancy is pacing about 10 percent, up from where it was last year," Rachel Zerowin, with the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, said.
People are driving to Colorado from nearby states where warmer temperatures have tourist staying longer in cooler mountain towns.
"When other places are hot we tend to see the effects of it here in Breckenridge," Zerowin said.
That summer momentum is now driving into fall with tourists looking to enjoy the changing colors while giving Breckenridge a record setting Oktoberfest.
"In terms of money brought in, it was up 27.5 percent from last year," Zerowin said.
Now the hope is that all the momentum will keep rolling right into the winter ski season.
"We're starting to see an uptick of group business in the winter," Zerowin explained.
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