Today we are launching the latest report in our Skift Trends Reports service, Building the Winter Resort of the Future.

While the winter ski travel market is a small subset of the overall trillion dollar travel industry, it does boast a compelling demographic: Its population is unique in travel for being among the most affluent, most passionate, and most digitally inclined. Skiing – and, more and more, snowboarding – is truly part of a lifestyle.

Given the digital sophistication of the ski traveler, it should come as no surprise that this consumer demands an experience where technology facilitates seamlessness with regards to logistics, social sharing, and most importantly, enhances the skiing experience itself, without interfering with the authentic, holistic nature of outdoor sport.

Skift sat down with leaders at resorts, mountains, and technology companies to understand how they’re shaping the evolution of the mountain.

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About These Reports

This is the 31st in a series of twice-monthly trends reports that brief readers on a specific trend, providing insight into the current state of the market, the context around the trend, and where the industry is heading in the near future.

After you subscribe, you will receive two reports every month — 24 in a year. Reports are available online in a responsive design format, or you can also buy each report a la carte at a higher price.

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Photo Credit: Skiing Vail's Blue Sky Basin. Zach Dischner / Flickr