Economic Impact: Snowmobiling in Massachusetts

 

There is:
  • $65 Million of economic value generated by snowmobilers annually in Mass. *
  • 17,000+ registered snowmobiles in Mass,
  • 2,100 plus miles of snowmobile trails in Mass,
  • 8,000+ members of the Snowmobile Association of Mass Inc, (SAM)
  • 30 clubs are members of (SAM)
  • 50 Business members of (SAM)
  • 13 Dealer members of (SAM)

(*Figures adjusted for 2010)

 

Snowmobiling is:
  • A family oriented sport. Over 70% of snowmobilers are made up of families.
  • An environmentally friendly sport,
  • An economic benefit to businesses and Governments,
  • An organized sport made possible by volunteerism.
  • A lot of fun.

 

Assessment of Snowmobiling in Massachusetts

 

Conducted by The Human Dimensions Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2003

 

ECONOMIC IMPACT PER YEAR (2003)

 

  • Snowmobile Purchase (New): $20,488,561
  • Snowmobile Purchase (Used): $87,089,561
  • Trips Expenditures: $ 10,218,019
  • Non Trip-Related Expenditures: $8,234,815
  • Maintenance: $7,089,561

 

TOTAL SNOWMOBILE EXPENDITURES   $ 54,759,623 ($65,000 when adjusted to 2010)

 

 AGE
<30            13%
30-35         14%
36-45         43%
46-50         12%
51-70         18%

INCOME (2003)

<$30,000             9%
$30,000-$45,000            17%
$45,000-$60,000            21%
$60,000-$75,000            15%
>$75,000                        38%