A recent analysis of Google search data revealed the five most snow sports-crazed states in America. Vermont, Colorado, New Hampshire, Utah, and Montana emerged as leaders in terms of their passion for winter sports. The study conducted by Snow Season Central examined more than 6,000 ski-related keywords searched from November 2022 to October 2023 to determine each state’s propensity toward skiing or snowboarding.
Vermont ranked first with a snow sports search volume of 356,126 per resident, exceeding the national average by 638%. On the other hand, Mississippi showed the least interest in winter sports, with a per capita interest in research that was 97% lower than Vermont. Interestingly, nationally, 61% of searches were about snowboarding, while skiing accounted for 39% of searches. Additionally, Vermont had the most ski-related searches, while California topped the snowboarding-related searches.
Although major states like California, New York and Florida failed to make the top 10, Utah stood out. In fourth place, search volume for snow sports in Utah was 139,868 per resident, 190% higher than the national average. This increase in research interest can be attributed to Utah’s exceptional winter season in 2022-2023, with record snowfall at twelve of fifteen ski resorts. Alta recorded an astonishing 903 inches of snow, highlighting Utah’s winter sports prowess.
The study also examined the popularity of skiing and snowboarding in the United States. Nationally, 61% of search interest was for snowboarding, while skiing accounted for only 39%. However, state-level analysis revealed that Vermont leans more toward skiing at 52%, which exceeds the national average, while California shows a stronger preference for skiing and snowboarding at 76%.
Internationally, the United States ranks last among Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland in snow sports activities per capita. However, the United States showed a more balanced split between skiing and snowboarding than other countries.
In conclusion, there is no doubt that the United States holds a special place in the hearts of snow sports enthusiasts. With its diverse terrain, from the iconic Rocky Mountains to the adventurous wilderness of the mountains, the United States offers a winter sports scene that rivals the best in the world.
1. What are the most snow sports-obsessed states in the United States?
According to an analysis of Google search data, the five most snow sports-crazed states in the United States are Vermont, Colorado, New Hampshire, Utah, and Montana.
2. Which snow sports are more popular in the United States: skiing or snowboarding?
Nationally, snowboarding has the highest search interest at 61% of searches, while skiing accounts for 39% of searches. However, preference varies by country. Vermont leans more toward skiing, while California has a stronger preference for snowboarding.
3. How does the United States compare to other countries interested in snow sports?
In terms of research per capita, the United States ranked last among Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. However, the United States showed a more balanced split between skiing and snowboarding than other countries.
sources: [Snow Season Central](https://www.snowseasoncentral.com/)