8 Surprising Facts About American Skiers And Snowboarders

8 Surprising Facts About American Skiers And Snowboarders

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8 Surprising Facts About American Skiers And Snowboarders

Cover Image: Terje Sollie | Image: Riccardo Bresciani

We have come across some interesting numbers and facts about skiers and snowboarders within the United States. The numbers and information below comes to us from snowsportsafety.org.

8 Surprising Facts About American Skiers And Snowboarders

  • There are between 10 and 12 million active skiers and snowboarders in the United States.
  • 8 million of them are on the slopes less than 9 days a season.
  • Only 500,000 active skiers / snowboarders (approximately 5%) are on the slopes 20 days or more.
  • The average skier / snowboarder is on the slopes only 5 days per year.
  • 37.5% of skiers and snowboarders are 25 or younger.
  • Snowboarders make up approximately 30% of the skier / snowboarder total.
  • 80 percent of skiers and snowboarders ages 17 and under wear helmets.
  • The average annual household income for households participating in alpine skiing is $85,979.
 

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