According to statistics presented at the NSAA Meeting at San Antonio yesterday, "87% of first time skiers do not return."
That's a tasty stat, but I wonder...
How does it compare to other active sports?
Does this statistic represent a worsening in the retention of beginner skiers?
Why do so few people who try skiing stay with it?
What can be done about it?
Is the fact that the sport only retains around 15% of people who try a bad or a good thing for current skiers?
What do you think?