By Tim Kowols
It may not be the summer or fall season, but winter still can be a busy time for tourism. According to the Door County Visitor Bureau, over $690,000 was collected through the 0.5 percent sales tax from the months of November through January last winter, averaging over $200,000 a month for the first time since figures were first tracked in 2005. Room tax collections is another indicator of the growth tourism has made in winter, but Jon Jarosh from the Door County Visitor Bureau says the sheer number of open doors is a good sign as well.
Aside from lodging and local businesses, Jarosh says a real focus has been placed on winter silent sports opportunities available such as cross-country skiing and fat tire biking.