Table 1

Ski area demographics, by geographic location*; results are row % (95% confidence interval) for area size and mean (95% confidence interval) for other values

Geographic area⩽50 acres (⩽20.2 hectares)51–150 acres (20.6–60.7 hectares)151–500 acres (61.1–202.3 hectares)⩾501 acres (⩾202.7 hectares)Skiable acresNo of trailsNo of lifts†Vertical drop (m)Longest trail (m)
*Significant (p<0.01) differences between strata for all demographic variables, using one way survey based analysis of variance.
†Includes surface lifts.
‡Sampled with certainty.
§N, Number in study population.
||n, Number sampled.
South‡ (N§ = 19, n|| = 19)47.447.35.3065.717.35.3221.21482.3
Midwest38.142.916.62.4112.219.07.0110.8972.4
(N = 106, n = 84)(33.4 to 42.9)(38.1 to 47.8)(13.3 to 20.7)(1.3 to 4.4)(98.5 to 126.0)(17.7 to 20.3)(6.6 to 7.4)(105.3 to 116.3)(903.9 to 1040.8)
Northeast23.844.524.86.9174.531.76.8291.62362.8
(N = 136, n = 101)(19.8 to 28.2)(39.7 to 49.6)(20.7 to 29.3)(4.8 to 9.9)(151.4 to 197.5)(28.7 to 34.8)(6.3 to 7.2)(269.7 to 313.5)(2159.0 to 2566.7)
Rocky Mountains1.57.323.567.71388.966.99.4640.93858.8
(N = 80, n = 68)(0.7 to 3.1)(5.3 to 10.2)(19.8 to 27.7)(63.1 to 71.8)(1269.9 to 1507.9)(62.2 to 71.7)(8.6 to 10.0)(615.1 to 666.7)(3682.4 to 4035.1)
West4.210.422.962.51115.045.89.4527.93028.7
(N = 54, n = 48)(2.6 to 6.6)(7.8 to 13.7)(19.1 to 27.2)(57.8 to 67.0)(1005.5 to 1224.6)(42.5 to 49.2)(8.7 to 10.0)(502.7 to 553.1)(2866.1 to 3191.3)