Industry News 10/16/2012

B$Z: SIA's 2012 Women's Market Intelligence Report Released

SIA's 2012 Women's Market Intelligence Report Released

Washington, DC - 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, includes charts and numerical breakdowns, gives companies a competitive edge. Below are samples of findings in the 2012 Women's Market Intelligence Report.

2012 Women's Intelligence Report Highlights:

• 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
• Women can fully outfit themselves for skiing or riding for less than $2,000
• Snowshoeing brings in the most female participants, making up 43% of the category
• Women prefer to shop in specialty shops, where they spent $529M last season

The Women's Market Intelligence 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.

SIA provides research that covers all aspects of the snow industry, including demographics, consumer opinions and behavioral patterns, weather patterns, snow sports participation, overall market analysis, and more. Learn more about SIA Research here. If you have any questions or need research assistance please contact Kelly Davis, SIA's Director of Research at or by phone at 703-506-4224.

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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. Established in 1954, SIA annually produces the SIA Snow Show, the largest snow sports industry trade show, on-snow demo and networking environment globally, while delivering invaluable data/research reports including the Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report, SnowSports RetailTRAKTM and Executive Market Summary. SIA also produces a Supplier Show at the SIA Snow Show called Sourcing Snow, learn more at SIA helps grow the industry with consumer initiatives and websites, and, marketing products, services and programs helping our Members operate more efficiently, bring their products to market and increase participation in snow sports. For more information, check out