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Snow jobs: America's $12 billion winter tourism economy

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Skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling generate hundreds of thousands of jobs in 38 states, but climate change threatens the snow these industries rely on.

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Snow jobs: America's $12 billion winter tourism economy

  1. 1. Snow jobs: the U.S. winter sports economy 11/7/2013
  2. 2. Skiing/snowboarding and snowmobiling days Circle size and label: number of skiing/snowboarding days Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 2
  3. 3. U.S. snow sports participants 25 20 Cross Country Millions of participants 15 Snowboarding 10 Alpine 5 0 Source: Physical Activity Council, Snowsports Industries America 3
  4. 4. U.S. skier/snowboarder visits by region 70 60 Southeast 50 Midwest 40 Northeast 30 Pacific 20 Rockies 10 0 Source: National Ski Areas Association 4
  5. 5. Snowmobile registrations and visit-days Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 5
  6. 6. Winter tourism employment Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 6
  7. 7. National economic impact of winter tourism Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 7
  8. 8. Direct, indirect, and induced economic impacts Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 8
  9. 9. Economic value added of winter tourism industry Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 9
  10. 10. Winter sports average trip expenses per day Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 10
  11. 11. Impact of low-snow year on state ski industries Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 11
  12. 12. Climate impacts on the winter tourism economy Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 12
  13. 13. Impact of low snowfall on Colorado winter tourism Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 13
  14. 14. Impact of low snowfall on Montana winter tourism Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 14
  15. 15. Impact of low snowfall on Montana winter tourism Source: Burakowski and Magnusson, “Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy” 15
  16. 16. Download more slides and other resources ecowest.org Contact us by e-mailing mitch@ceaconsulting.com 16

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