According to U.S. Forest Service and University of Georgia researchers, the ski industry could be in for a big boom. Bob Berwyn reports here that projected growth in skiing could be similar to that of the 60s and 70s, without a doubt the Golden Age of skiing. They are calling for a 20 to 50 percent growth in skiing at developed ski areas. Much of this change is due to a projected shift in demographics, including an expected increase of population in the Pacific Northwest. My philosophy has always held that if you live in Seattle and you ski, the rain doesn’t bother you, since it means snow in the mountains.
So if you haven’t gotten on the skiing crazy train, now just might be the time to start. And if you contributed to the 60.1 million skier visits this past season, this is good news, too. Check out Bob’s article to find out why.