Which State Has The Most Skiers And Snowboarders?

Which State Has The Most Skiers And Snowboarders?


Which State Has The Most Skiers And Snowboarders?


Liftopia.com brings us this look into which states has the most skiers and snowboarders. 

Which state has the most skiers and snowboarders?

The 2011/12 season was challenging weather-wise for many ski areas; one result was that fewer people came out to ski or snowboard, thus reducing the number of “active” participants in that season. For that reason, we looked at a five-year average, rather than the 2011/12 season, in terms of the number of active skiers and snowboarders living in each of the 50 states.

Over that five-year period, California has averaged the most active skiers and snowboarders, with over 1 million (including most of Liftopia’s staff). The number two state by this measure? New York, with almost three-quarters of a million people who ski or ride.  Rounding out the top five are ColoradoIllinois, and Massachusetts.  The first three states have a lot of ski areas, while the latter two have a few ski areas in their states, but are located near other states with more skiing and snowboarding options. Interestingly, number six is Texas, a state with no ski areas.  Other well-known ski states like VermontNew HampshireUtahMaineMontana, and Oregon actually have relatively few active resident skiers and snowboarders overall; at the same time, New Jersey, Florida, North CarolinaVirginia, and Ohio, which are generally not known as ski states, have a strong resident population of active skiers and snowboarders.  To a large degree, these patterns are reflective of the individual state’s total population – big states like California, New York, and Texas have a lot of people overall, which contributes to the large total number of residents who ski and ride.

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