Stat Checks

 

States With The Most Resorts

State Number Of Resorts

New York 68

Michigan 47

Wisconsin 39

Pennsylvania 34

California 32

Minnesota 27

Colorado 27

New Hampshire 21

 

Snowsport Participation By U.S. Census Regions

 

Region Snowboarding Alpine Skiing

New England 9.1% 10.6%

Mid Atlantic 22.8% 16.4%

East North Central 15.7% 14.4%

West North Central 6.4% 5.5%

South Atlantic 8.2% 12.4%

East South Central 0.5% 1.8%

West South Central 3.1% 7.4%

Mountain 13.8% 9.8%

Pacific 20.4% 21.5%

 

 

Household Income Of Snowboarders And Skiers

Income Snowboarding Alpine Skiing

Under $15,000 7.0% 3.9%

$15,000 to $24,999 10.0% 3.8%

$25,000 to $34,999 21.2% 8.5%

$35,000 to $49,999 17.8% 16.8%

$50,000 to $74,999 23.9% 26.2%

$75,000 and over 20.3% 41.0%

 

 

Average Price Paid By Consumers At Specialty Stores

Equipment Snowboard Alpine

Skis – $310

Boots $157 $239

Bindings $123 $141

Poles – $35

Snowboard $260 –

Parkas $122 $165

Pants $83 $83

 

 

Snowboard Equipment Bought By U.S. Consumers

Equipment 1998 1997 1996 1997

Snowboards 251,878 213,838 192,700 162,700

Boots 298,401 205,300 139,250 121,600

Bindings 278,299 229,312 187,700 163,500

 

 

Resorts On National Forest Lands

130 resorts operate on Forest Service Lands.

Resorts are on one-tenth of one percent of the 191-million acres of Forest Service Land.

Resorts on NFS lands claim 60 percent of 54-million resorts visits annually.