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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 | Jan 2016

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

The Ski & Snowboard Resorts market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 10-15
2.6%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
83,142
Businesses
352
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Ski and Snowboard Resorts industry has experienced moderate growth over the past five years, as consumer spending has recovered and tourism has encouraged more consumers to spend on the slopes. These facilities, save for flat growth in 2012, have recorded steady growth since 2010, supported primarily by several high average visitor numbers and successful marketing efforts by ski resorts. The industry is expected to continue its stable rate of growth over the next five years. As average annual precipitation levels remain consistent and per capita disposable income continues to increase, many Americans will be anxious to return to their previous spending patterns and vacationing habits... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are significant barriers to entry for new ski areas, due to the limited private lands on which ski areas can built, the difficulty in getting the appropriate governmental approvals to build on public lands, and the significant capital needed to construct the necessary infrastructure. Significant areas of land are leased pursuant to renewable permits or licenses from the US Forest Service. The permits give the US Forest Service the right to review and comment on the location, design and construction of facilities in the permit area. Environmental regulations impose significant restrictions on new development. There is also limited private land within a reasonable geographic distance to roads and infrastructure on which to establish a viable ski area... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Ski & Snowboard Resorts Industry?

This industry is composed 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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