Skiers and snowboarders spent a total of $309 million in Idaho during the winter of 2020-21 - $151 million, (49 percent) at Idaho ski areas and $159 million (51 percent) at other businesses. The industry also directly or indirectly generated $309 million in gross domestic product in Idaho, equivalent to 0.33 percent of Idaho's 2021 GDP. Idaho is the fifth highest state in terms of skier days per capita, earning an index of 362, which means Idaho residents enjoy 3.62 times more skier days per capita than average. The only states with higher skier visit indexes are Vermont (655), Colorado (518), Utah (401), and New Hampshire (399). Approximately 140,000-160,000 Idaho residents - 7 percent to 8 percent of the state's population -- downhill ski or snowboard in a given season.
Mar 01, 2023