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 Locations Chapter
Establishments are centered geographically near mountainous areas that receive good snowfalls. Ski Resorts are concentrated in the Rocky Mountains, New England, Mid-Atlantic, West and the Great Lakes regions. Together, these five regions account for 85.5% of total establishments. The top five states with the highest concentration of ski resorts, Colorado, New York, California, Michigan and Vermont, are located in these five regions.
One of the most competitive regions is New England, with Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire all containing about 4.0% of establishment numbers. Competitive advantage for operators lies in their proximity to population centers, reducing transportation costs... purchase to read more