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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 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
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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Ski and Snowboard Resorts industry is moderately concentrated, with the four largest firms accounting for less than 60.0% of industry revenue. Indeed, the industry is characterized by a large number of small players. According to the US Census, 35.4% of industry firms employ fewer than 20 people. However, concentration has risen over the past five years due to merger and consolidation among ski resorts. Since 1985, ski resorts have undergone consolidation and attrition, resulting in a significant decline in the total number of ski areas in the United States. According to the National Ski Areas Association, the United States had 735 ski resorts across the country in 1983, compared with an estimated 477 in 2013... 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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