SIA’s 2012 Women’s Market Intelligence Report Released

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 16, 2012 1:53 pm

SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 Women’s Market Intelligence Report, which provides an in-depth look into women’s spending in the snow sports marketplace. Women’s spending habits are important to track as they buy for themselves and influence family member’s purchases as well. Last season was difficult for everyone and sales were noticeably affected for the entire industry. Women’s-specific sales were down 6% in units and 3% in dollars, bringing in over $973M. 

SIA breaks all this down and more in the 5th annual edition of the Women’s Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report, giving companies an accurate snapshot of what/where/how women were buying in 2012. 

Women can be a tough market to crack, but SIA Research has worked hard to pull together this data for companies to better understand the women’s market and adjust brand strategies accordingly. The easy to follow report, consisting of charts and numerical breakdowns, gives companies a competitive edge. Below are samples of findings in the 2012 Women’s Market Intelligence Report.

Some highlights include: eighty-two percent of female snowboarders are under age 34, sixty-one percent of female cross country skiers have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, women’s AT/Randonee boots saw a 16% increase last season, alpine ski equipment represents 71% of women’s snow sports equipment purchases, snowshoeing brings in the most female participants, making up 43% of the category and women prefer to shop in specialty shops, where they spent $529M last season.

The Women’s Market Intelligence Report is available at no cost to SIA members and $425 for non-members. The 2012 Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report, a wide-ranging report of activity in the snow sports marketplace during the 2011/2012 season, is also available. Make sure to look out for the 2012 Juniors Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report, coming soon.

SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is the national not-for-profit, North American member-owned, trade association representing suppliers and service providers of snow sports products with constituents in the retailer, rep and resort communities.