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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 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Ski & Snowboard Resorts market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
87,105
Businesses
345
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 Products Chapter

Skiing facilities

Skiing facilities are the primary products offered by the Ski and Snowboard Resorts industry. Industry operators offer general lift tickets and season passes to customers that want to use skiing facilities. Lift tickets are often packaged with accommodation offers to maximize total revenue. However, this industry does not generate revenue from accommodations, as other companies often own hotels.

Resorts also sell season passes, which allow users unlimited access to ski facilities for a fixed period. Skiing facility companies that operate several resorts often offer deals for skiers to ski at any of their resorts during the ski season. Although these are popular with large resorts, many small ski facilities only offer daily lift tickets... 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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