Type of Thesis
The skiing industry is perceived as heavily influenced by weather conditions and snowfall totals. This analysis serves as an empirical work highlighting the lack of correlation between ski visits and snowfall to 15 resorts in Colorado from 1995-2004. Lowess curve graphs, ordinary least squares, fixed effects, quantile snowfall tests, and snowfall thresholds were the econometric methods used that yielded no convincing evidence. Rather, a strong relationship is drawn between ski visits and other variables such as number of trails, snowmaking capabilities, acreage of resort and income by county. This paper strives to apply meaning to such results.
Vergara, Alex, "Does Snowfall Influence Ski Visitation to Resorts in Colorado? An Empirical Analysis Uncovering the Relationship" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1504.