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Downhill skiing in New England by the numbers

Gear up for the highs and lows — mostly highs — of hitting the slopes.

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Gear up for the highs and lows — mostly highs — of alpine skiing in New England.

> 9,378,000 — Number of Alpine skiers in the US

> 87 — Number of New England ski areas in the 2014-2015 season

> 13.3 million — Number of skier visits in the Northeast in 2014-2015

> 100 million — Gallons of water converted into machine-made snow each season at Mount Wachusett in Princeton

> $4 — December 1960 admission at Jiminy Peak in Hancock

> $66 — Starting price of a ticket today

> 4,395 feet — Summit elevation of Mount Mansfield at Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont

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> 175 feet — Vertical elevation of Powderhouse Hill in South Berwick, Maine, and Quoggy Jo Ski Center in Presque Isle, Maine

NEW ENGLAND SKIERS ON THE 56-PERSON 2015-2016 US ALPINE SKI TEAM

> Vermont | 7

Ryan Cochran-Siegle of Starksboro

Nolan Kasper of Warren

Drew Duffy of Warren

AJ Ginnis of Waitsfield

Tim Kelley of Burlington

Griffin Brown of North Fayston

Sandy Vietze of Warren

> New Hampshire | 2

Bode Miller of Franconia

Leanne Smith of North Conway

> Massachusetts | 4

Nicholas Krause of Northborough

Patrick Kenney of Hingham

Alice Merryweather of Hingham

Brian McLaughlin of Topsfield

> Maine | 1

Sam Morse of Carrabassett Valley

> Rhode Island | 0

> Connecticut | 0

"Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face." — Dave Barry


Sources: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort; National Ski Areas Association; Snowsports Industries America; US Olympic Committee; Stowe Mountain Resort; Powderhouse Hill; Maine Office of Tourism; Wachusett Mountain