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Ski and Snowboard Shops and Stores

SIC 5941 | NAICS 451110

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Ski & Snowboard Resorts  (view report)
Ski & Snowboard Rental  (view report)

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:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

National Sporting Goods Association
Research publications available from this trade association 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.

Skiing Facilities

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

SnowSports Industries America (SIA)
Information resources available from this trade association 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
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.

Ski Equipment Market

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).

TMR Research
Snow Sports Apparel Market

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.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Skiing Equipment & Snowboard Stores  Search for "451110"

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.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

National Ski & Snowboard Retailers Association
Cost of Doing Business Survey

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.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Sporting Goods Stores

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.

National Ski & Snowboard Retailers Association
Retailer Compensation and Benefits Report

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.

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Related Industries:
Retail Stores
Ski Resorts and Areas
Sporting Goods Distributors
Sporting Goods Stores


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