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the economic impact of Snowmobiling in utah Jordan W. Smith, Ph.D. & Chase C. Lamborn

the economic impact of snowmobiling in utah An analysis on the value of snowmobiling to Utah’s economy, the sociodemographic composition of participants, and more.

Jordan W. Smith, Ph.D. and Chase C. Lamborn

Prepared for Utah Snowmobile Association

with support from Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation

International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association Park City Chamber of Commerce/ Convention & Visitors Bureau Weller Recreation Ski-Doo - BRP

Cutler’s Performance Center

Bear Lake Funtime

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

Snowmobiling 2018

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table of Contents Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Economic Impact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Appendices Appendix 1. Survey Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Appendix 2. Total Snowmobile Trip Expenditures by County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Appendix 3. Total Snowmobile Expenditures Not Related to Registered Owners’ Most Recent Trip by County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Appendix 4. Economic Impact of Snowmobiling in Utah by County . . . . . . . . . 34

tables Table 1. Number of Snowmobiles, and Households with Snowmobiles, Registered for Use Within Utah by County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Table 2. Characteristics of Utah’s Registered Snowmobile Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Table 3. Characteristics of Registered Snowmobile Owners’ Most Recent Trip within Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Table 4. Average Snowmobile Trip Expenditures by Trip Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Table 5. Characteristics of Registered Snowmobile Owners’ Annual Trip Taking Behavior within Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Table 6. Average Snowmobile Expenditures Not Related to Registered Snowmobile Owners’ Most Recent Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Table 7. Total Direct Spending on Snowmobiling by Expenditure Type . . . . . . . . . 14 Table 8. Expense Categories and Corresponding Economic Sectors . . . . . . . . . . 15 Table 9. Economic Impact of Snowmobiling in Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Table 10. Economic Impact of Snowmobiling in Utah to the Economy of Each County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Table 11. Top Five Economic Sectors in which Employment is Supported by Snowmobiling in Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Table 12. Top Five Economic Sectors in which Labor Income is Supported by Snowmobiling in Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Table 13. Top Five Economic Sectors in which Value (Labor Income, Interest, Rent, and Profit) is Generated by Snowmobiling in Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Table 14. Top Five Economic Sectors in which Local Sales are Generated by Snowmobiling in Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Table 15. State and Local Tax Generated