The 7th edition of the "International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism" was published in April, based on data collected during the 2013-2014 ski season. The report covers 60 countries, which represent 99.8% of the total market volume.
Here are a few key worldwide figures from the report:
>> 2000 ski resorts
>> 6 million beds
>> 400 million skier visits in total per year
Despite the magnitude of these figures, it is important to understand that most major markets have been stagnating for years. Several markets even show a decline, such as the US, Italy, Switzerland or France. The aging population in addition to the limited number of new skiers from emerging markets has accelerated this phenomenon. The skiing populations in Europe and North America need to start teaching their children how to ski!
Below are a few examples of the graphs and charts you will find in the report.
Source: VANAT Laurent, International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism - Overview of the key industry figures for ski resorts, April 2015. Available online at: www.vanat.ch/RM-world-report-2015.pdf through OSV.