Stats show big shift on slopes |

Stats show big shift on slopes

The ratio of skiers to snowboarders changed dramatically during the 1990s, although the total number of snowrider visits to U.S. ski areas has remained relatively flat during the past 25 years. However, three of the last four seasons accounted for the highest number of snowrider participation ever.Total snowrider visits2003-2004 – 57.1 million2002-2003 – 57.6 million2001-2002 – 54.4 million2000-2001 – 57.3 million1999-2000 – 52.2 millionSkiers2002-2003 – 6.8 million Median Age: 31.652001-2002 – 7.4 million Median Age: 29.72000-2001 – 7.7 million Median Age: 27.71999-2000 – 7.4 million Median Age: 30.11998-1999 – 7.4 million Median Age: 28.21991-1992 – 10.8 million Median Age: 25.5Snowboarders2002-2003 – 6.3 million Median Age: 19.52001-2002 – 5.6 million Median Age: 22.82000-2001 – 5.3 million Median Age: 17.31999-2000 – 4.3 million Median Age: 15.71998-1999 – 3.6 million Median Age: 16.91991-1992 – 1.6 million Median Age: 16.2Sources: National Ski Areas Association and the National Ski and Snowboarders Retailers Association.

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