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November 12, 2012
Positive Economic Impact Of Snowmobiling Outperforms Economy
International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association
Economic impact analysts report that snowmobilers in North America have generated more than $30 billion on economic activity directly related to snowmobiling each year. These expenditures include:
The economic benefits of snowmobiling in North
America generate jobs for approximately 100,000 individuals, mostly in rural
In addition to the positive economic impact, snowmobilers also pay millions of dollars in gas tax which helps build our trails, trail heads and roadways to snowmobiling destinations.
An example of an economic impact study
showing the growth of snowmobiling activity and the importance of snowmobiling
can be seen in reviewing the study recently done for the New York State Snowmobile
Association by the Potsdam Institute for Applied Research in
The survey also profiled snowmobilers and shows that snowmobilers have a high level of satisfaction with the snowmobile trails and with access to restaurants, fuel and rated the overall fun of the sport at more than 90 percent.
The direct effects of snowmobiling are impressive in providing employment opportunities for hundreds of workers in the snowmobile industry and the related hospitality industries and tourism industries.
The staff of
The survey found that visitors to
Yes, snowmobiling is an important part of the economic engine for all winter tourism areas. If you have the infrastructure of trails and related accommodations along with snow cover, your area will generate millions of dollars of economic activity by welcoming snowmobilers to visit and enjoy your area.
Individuals questioned in the surveys told us that on an average annual basis, they take eight snowmobile related trips per winter. Typically a snowmobiling trip lasts two days and snowmobilers are finding the level of service and quality while snowmobiling is high and above average on the satisfactory table.
Snowmobiling is a very important part of
the economic engine throughout North America and is growing in Northern Europe
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