Ski & Snowboard Resorts in the US: Market Research Report

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Ski & Snowboard Resorts Market Research Report | NAICS 71392 | Dec 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Ski & Snowboard Resorts market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 - Industry Investment Chapter

Ski resorts invest heavily in infrastructure, contributing to high capital costs. However, wage costs are also substantial, as this industry needs employs for a variety of functions, such as cashiers, snow cat drivers, ski instructors and chefs. Nonetheless, employment in this industry is seasonal and transient, and the average wage is low. Additionally, industry operators increasingly installed snow making machines over the past five years, as resorts with good snowmaking capabilities can attract more visitors when snow fall is poor. Industry operators have also increased investments for tracking systems to ensure guest safety. Consequently, capital intensity has increased since 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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