More than 9,000 visitors expected in town Saturday |

More than 9,000 visitors expected in town Saturday

Approximately 9,600 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 61 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 76 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 90 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 39 percent full.

Lodging is expected to decrease to 3,200 visitors by Wednesday.

The chamber's lodging barometer is based on survey data from local lodging properties. Its primary function is to help businesses determine staffing levels during the winter and summer tourism seasons. Actual lodging occupancy levels tend to increase from the forecast levels as a result of last-minute bookings.