Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Skier visits to Montana ski areas have seen year over year growth for the past four years and a generally positive trajectory for at least the past 30 years. This study surveyed skiers and snowboarders at 6 of Montana’s ski areas to collect information on skier demographics, characteristics, and spending behaviors. Montana ski areas as a whole are seeing increasing proportions of nonresident skiers. These skiers generated nearly $177 million in economic contribution and 1,970 jobs in the 2018/19 season.
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Sage, Jeremy L., "Economics and Characteristics of Alpine Skiing in Montana - 2018-2019 Ski Season" (2019). Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications. 394.