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In 2004, the National Sporting Goods Association reported 6.6 million snowboarders.
The Massachusetts Medical Society
In 2003 there were 6.3 million snowboarders in the United States
From Facts About Skiing/Snowboarding Safety :
?The National Sporting Goods Association reports in 2003 there were
6.8 million skiers and 6.3 million snowboarders. According to NSGA,
11.4 percent of snowboarders also ski, and conversely, 12.3 percent of
skiers also snowboard.?
National Ski Areas Association (NSAA)
In 2002 there were 5.6 million snowboarders.
?According to the National Sporting Goods Association, 5.6 million
people participated in snowboarding in 2002. In 2003, that number
jumped 12.9 percent to 6.3 million snowboarders. Even more are
expected to hit the slopes this season.?
Snowboarding Participants Increasing
?In general, snowboarding participation is up. From 1990 to 2004, the
total number of snowboarders rose 294 percent, an average of nearly 20
percent per year.?
?Snowboarding has been the fastest-growing sport since 1997
In the 2004-2005 season, there were 6.6 million riders, and 5.9
million skiers. That's right; more riders than skiers.
Between 2000 and 2005, the number of skiers has dropped 20 percent,
while the number of riders soared 50 percent.?
There are an estimated 10 to 20 million snowboarders around the world.
?There are about 10 million snowboarders around the world, and all are
susceptible to clavicle fractures, rotator cuff strains, and
acromioclavicular joint dislocations. Radiographic evaluation for a
possible fracture is justified in shoulder injuries when an attempt to
reduce the dislocation has failed.?
Diagnostic Imaging: October 2005
10 Million Worldwide
?Though in the beginning of the decade there was nearly no snowboard
on the slopes, now there are more than 10 million snowboarders
There are over 15 million snowboarders in the world.
The interest for winter sports is exploding in China, and market
observers are expecting similar trend developments as those seen in
South Korea and Japan. In South Korea the interest for snowboarding
has sky rocketed with over 70% snowboarders at the most popular
resorts. There are over 15 million snowboarders in the world, with 7
million participants in USA alone.
According to the Sport & Development International Platform, there are
an estimated 20 million snowboarders worldwide.
?The 'eco-s' wave hopes to make environmental action second nature
among the global snowboarding community, not just to preserve the
pristine snowfields, but the global environment, and not just while
snowboarding, but in every aspect of daily life. By instilling this
awareness among the estimated 20 million snowboarders worldwide, they
will have a major contribution to preserving the natural environment
and mountain sports for all our future generations.?
Sport & Development International Platform: 12/02/2004
I hope the information provided is helpful!