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Ski & Snowboard Resorts in the US: Market Research Report

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Ski & Snowboard Resorts Market Research Report | NAICS 71392 | Dec 2013

Slippery slope: Economic recovery will boost demand, while climate change strains operations

IBISWorld’s Ski & Snowboard Resorts market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 08-13
-0.5%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Employment
78,148
Businesses
338
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Let it snow

Demand for the Ski and Snowboard Resorts industry remained slow in 2011, so companies will continue to engage in fierce price competition in order to bring in visitors, which will lower profit margins for ski resorts. But in the following years, resorts will increasingly package their services in ways that are unique and where premium prices can be charged. In addition, as ski equipment becomes cheaper and more advanced, more consumers will opt to take up the sport... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Ski and Snowboard Resorts industry has experienced moderate volatility over the past five years as consumer spending took a plunge in response to the economic recession. These facilities recorded steady growth prior to the recession, supported by several strong seasons of snowfall, high average visitor numbers and successful marketing efforts by ski resorts. Unfortunately for the industry, the sharp decline in income and tourism levels beginning in 2008 wreaked havoc on an industry marked primarily as a vacation destination.

Over the recession-ridden years beginning in late 2008 and extending through 2010, the nation's unemployment rate topped 10.0%, while disposable income dropped 3.6% in 2009... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Ski & Snowboard Resorts Industry?

This industry comprises establishments engaged in operating downhill, cross-country or similar skiing areas, or operating equipment, such as ski lifts and tows. These establishments often provide food and beverage services, equipment rental services and ski instruction services. Four-season resorts without accommodations are also included in this industry, but companies that own and do not operate ski resorts are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Skiing facilitiesFood and beveragesSki schoolsEquipment rentalMerchandise
 
Industry Activities
Operating alpine skiing facilities without accommodations Operating cross-country skiing facilities without accommodations Operating downhill skiing facilities without accommodations Operating four-season ski resorts without accommodations Ski lift and tow operation Operating ski resorts without accommodations Operating cross-country skiing facilities without accommodations Operating downhill skiing facilities without accommodations


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