Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Skiers Boost Oregon's Economy by $482 Million

A newly released study from University of Oregon's Community Service Center examines the economic impact of Oregon's ski industry. Their findings show that the skiing and snowboarding industry contributed $482 million to Oregon's economy during the 2010-2011 season. 

The industry reportedly contributed 6,772 jobs and $194 million in personal income to Oregon residents. Average daily expenditures totaled $89 per skier or snowboarder visit, and increased to $300 for those who stayed overnight. The estimated number of skier and snowboarder visits reached 1.9 million in the 2010-2011 season.

Oregon ski areas account for more than 16,000 acres in the state, with about 400 runs and 13 terrain parks. The study was funded by two organizations: Ski Oregon and Travel Oregon. You can find more details in the full report.

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