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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 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 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 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 2008... 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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