SUMMIT COUNTY -In downtown Frisco at the Frisco Lodge owner Susan Wentworth will tell you the doors of the historic lodge have always been open for people to meet.
"Back in the 1900s they would have town meetings here and town gatherings," said Wentworth.
Especially these days with snow already flying she says early bookings this ski season are heating up and bringing a lot of people to the lodge.
"I think everyone is pretty excited we have had a couple snow storms already so bookings are looking good," said Wentworth.
Outside on Saturday a steady stream of traffic flowed like a metallic river through town.
In Breckenridge, where they're still counting down to the start of the ski season, a normally quiet time for business has been busy. At Two Wild Sisters owner Tara Thompson says they are seeing October crowds like never before.
"It's usually very slow but right now it's off the charts, I have never seen it like this, I've been up here for 30 years," said Thompson.
According to Denver-based DestiMetrics October bookings in resort towns across the U.S. are up 7.4% over last October and bookings for the upcoming ski season are up 11% over last year.
It's why Susan Wentworth says if you're thinking of a ski vacation you better not wait.
"The sooner the better," said Wentworth.
After all, the doors may be open right now with plenty of beds to rent but she says comes this ski season those vacancies may be hard to find.
"There won't be any beds available come Christmas, New Years and spring break," said Wentworth.
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