Ski Resorts and Areas
SIC 7999 | NAICS 713920
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.
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▪ Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
▪ Financial Information and Financial Ratios
▪ Compensation and Salary Surveys
▪ Business Valuation Resources
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Ski Area Management
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for mountain resort owners, managers, and other personnel, with the special reports section including a six-part series on the "Future of the Industry" survey conducted by SE Group. Selected articles from current and prior issues of the magazine are available online.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Kottke National End of Season Survey
National Demographic Survey
National Sporting Goods Association
Single Sports Participation Reports: Skiing (Alpine, Cross Country) / SnowBoarding
Annual reports provide statistical data on total participation, frequency of participation, and participation by age group, household income, and U.S. region, and also includes additional breakdowns by state, life cycle demographics, and cross participation and detailed breakdowns by gender, age, education, household income, market size, region, and ethnicity/race. Summary description of the reports is available free online.
Sporting & Fitness Industry Association
Skiing (Alpine Dowhill, Cross Country, Freestyle) / Snowboarding Participation Reports
Annual reports provide data on overall participation trends; breakdowns of participation by frequency, gender, age, income, region, metro area size, and education; number of participants by region; and crossover participation in other activities. Sample report can be downloaded and viewed free online.
Financial Benchmarking Data
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Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed financial benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Annual publication provides an in-depth analysis of ski areas from an economic and financial standpoint, with topics covered in the study including season overview, operating and economic characteristics, revenue and expense analysis, balance sheets, and financial and operating ratios. Table of contents is available online.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
NSAA / Sierra Research Associates LLC
National Wage and Salary Survey of Mountain Resorts
Annual survey provides hourly wage and base salary data for over 200 job positions, with survey data broken out by geographic region, total uphill lift capacity per hour, and total skier visits for the last full season. For more information on the survey including the survey input form, see http://sierraresearchassociates.com/.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages -
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for the above occupations on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.
Business Valuation Resources