Snow Sports Participation - 2010
The Snow Sports Participation report contains information on alpine, backcountry, telemark, cross country, and freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.
- Number participating
- Number of core (frequent) participants
- Number who identify themselves as skiers/riders/snowshoers but did not participate
- Ethnicity of skiers, riders, and snowshoers
- Levels of education
- Participation by region
- Participation density by state
Snow Sports gained more than a 1.5 million participants during the 2008/09 season including 573,000 alpine skiers, 309,000 Nordic skiers, and 262,000 snowboarders. More than 20,500,000 persons participated in at least one snow sport during the 2008/09 season. About 9,400,000 persons identified themselves as skiers, riders, or snowshoers but did not participate during the 2008/09 season for a variety of reasons. Many said they didn't have time due to family and work commitments, but surprisingly the next most popular answer was that they had "no one to go with." That's about 884,000 persons who didn't head to trails or slopes just because they didn't want to go alone. Overall, the study indicates that the total size of the U.S. snow sports market in terms of
participation has reached 30,000,000, close to 10% of the total population.
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