06.01.2011 1.Shevat, 5771
More women, first-timers join skiing public; between 35,000 and 40,000 Israelis expected to take ski trips this winter.
Though you wouldn’t know it from looking out the window, winter is here, and with it the start of Israeli ski vacation season. According to tourism industry estimates, between 35,000 and 40,000 Israelis will take part in ski vacations this winter, with statistics showing an increase in first-time skiers and women skiers compared to previous years.
A survey conducted by Israeli ski tour operator SkiDeal among 3,000 of its customers showed that women make up 20 percent of all skiers. This number is likely to grow in the future, however, since women make up 30% of first-time ski vacationers. Beginners account for 18% of all skiers, up from 14% last year….