SIC 5941 | NAICS 451110
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Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Single Sports Participation Report: Alpine Skiing / Snowboarding
Annual single sports report provides an in-depth look at participation in sports/recreational activities, with data provided in the report including participation by age, gender, head of household education, household income, market size, region, ethnicity/race, and lifecycle segment (e.g., affluent/low/mid income singles, families, empty nesters; single/working parents; dual income with no kids; over 65).
The Sporting Goods Market
Comprehensive research study of consumer purchases of sports equipment provides historical and forecast sales data for products in over 20 categories, with snow sports products covered including alpine/downhill skis, boots, bindings, and poles; snowboards, boots, and bindings; and snow skiing and snowboarding helmets. Complete list of products covered by this report is available free online.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
SIA Participation Study
Comprehensive annual SIA study examines nationwide participation in snowsports activities such as alpine/downhill skiing, freestyle/freeskiing, snowboarding, Nordic, cross country, and telemark skiing, sledding, snow tube/saucer riding, and snowshoeing, with information provided in the study including participant characteristics, frequency of participation, participation by region, and crossover activities.
Research infographics section provides snapshots of winter sports participants' interests, behaviors, and spending habits, with information provided including spending focus (e.g., self, others), types of items purchased (e.g., skis, poles, bindings, boots, outerwear, baselayers, socks, helmets, goggles, gloves), and retail format (e.g., specialty retailer, internet big-box/specialty, chain store, resort store).
Snow Sports Industry Insights Report
Annual compilation of industry studies provides information on snow sports participation, participant demographics, general market trends, and equipment sales by sales channel (e.g., specialty stores, online retailers, and chain stores) and activity category (e.g., alpine skis, boots, and bindings; cross country skis, boots, and bindings; snowboards, boots, and bindings). Report is available free online.
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the global ski equipment market, with market segments analyzed by product line (e.g., skis, poles, boots, bindings, protectors, and accessories), retail format (e.g., specialty retailers, sporting equipment stores, online merchants, and department and discount stores), and global geographic region (e.g., North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific).
Comprehensive report analyzes the snow sports apparel market in the U.S. and other countries by product (e.g., suits; shell, insulated, and fleece tops; sweaters; shell, insulated, fleece, and stretch bottoms; and other apparel), retail sales channel (e.g., specialty retailers, sports equipment stores, franchised stores, and online merchants), price range, and snow sports participant demographics.
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Biennial cost of doing business report provides income statements, balance sheets, and productivity and financial ratio measures for nine retailer categories including specialty ski shop (area/non-area), specialty snowboard shop (area/non-area), rental/repair services only (area/non-area), and sporting goods retailers with a skiing/snowboard department. Contact trade association for more information.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metro area basis for personnel employed by sporting goods retailers that sell skiing equipment (e.g., skis, poles, boots, and bindings), snowboard equipment (e.g., boards, boots/shoes, and bindings), protective equipment (e.g., helmets, goggles), and snowsports outwear, tops, bottoms, hats, gloves, and other accessories.
Biennial compensation survey provides average hourly wage and healthcare benefits information for snow sports retail employees in nine retailer categories including specialty ski shop (area/non-area), specialty snowboard shop (area/non-area), rental/repair services only (area/non-area), and sporting goods retailers with a skiing/snowboard department. Contact trade association for more information.