Far West Ski Association
FWSA Contact Us Board Only Racing Media facebook
FWSA
About FWSA Member Corner Travel Programs Conventions Photo Gallery Awards Sponsors
FWSA
FWSA FWSA
FWSA
FWSA

Download FWSA Brochure

Far West Member Councils
more...

Far West Member Benefits
more...

Far West Direct Members
more...

Far West Youth & Family
more...

Far West Recognition Programs
more...

Man & Woman of Year
more...

Safety Person of Year
more...

Western Ski Heritage Prize
more...

Environment Award
more...

Club & Council Communications Awards
more...

Charity & Community Service
more...

Club & Council History Recognition
more...

Historic Ski Club
more...

Athletic Scholarships
more...

Public Affairs
more...

Publications
more...

The Councilman
more...

Far West Skier's Guide
more...

Far West News Flash
more...

Delegate Book
more...

Awards Book
more...




Clubs can download the Officer Update Form for 2017-2018.

FWSA


Consumer Advocacy/Trends

“Growing the Snowsports Industry”

Open letter from National Ski & Snowboard Retailers Association (NSSRA) Chairman Brad Nelson in June 2012. Advocated own the fight strategy in your own space and in your own community by taking personal responsibility to introduce skiing or snowboarding to at least one new family of four.

Nelson also talks about the Bring a Friend program that has prizes including trips to Sun Valley and to Utah as well as the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

Skier visits decrease -15% from 60.54 million to 51 million visits for the 2011-12 season based on preliminary estimates from the National Ski Areas Association released May 2012.

Low snowfall drove these results with snowfall down in Southeast -13.9%, Northeast -13%, Pacific Southwest -11.7%, Midwest -10.6%, Rocky Mountain -0.8, and Pacific Northwest -0.8%.

This is the most challenging season had the 2nd lowest snowfall in 21 years and lowest national average resort snowfall since 1991/92 which had 50.8 million visits. 50% of the ski areas opened late and 48% closed early.

Snowsports market sales for August to March 2012 versus year ago declined -3.8% ($135 million) in dollars to $3.4 billion and -12% in units according to SnowSports Industries America and Leisure Trends Group.

For units sold by sales channel: online/internet stores up +10%, specialty shop down -14%, chain stores down -17%.

Black Diamond Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT) agreed in June 2012 to purchase POC Sweden AB a protective equipment manufacturer for snowboarding, skiing, biking and other sports for about $43.5 million plus $12.5 million in long term performance based management incentives. POC grew revenues 35% last year to about $22.5 million.
FWSA FWSA
FWSA FWSA FWSA


Ski With Pride • Watch All Sides • Let It Ride— First with Safety Awareness

©1930-2017 All Rights Reserved by Far West Ski Association, 3021 NE 72nd Dr., Suite 9, Box #207, Vancouver, WA 98661
All trademarks & logos are the sole property of their respective owners.
Site developed and maintained by
A Cat Meowz Graphic Dezignz.
FWSA FWSA
FWSA
FWSA