A recent survey by Statistics Norway (SSB) shows that only 21% of Norwegians went on a longer ski trip in the woods or the mountains in 2020, compared to 29% in 2011.
The decline occurred at a steady pace over ten years.
This also applies to the shorter ski trips.
In 2011, 42% of Norwegians answered that they had been on a shorter cross-country trip, while only 33% answered the same this year.
The decline is greatest among those with higher education, where the proportion of those who go cross-country skiing has fallen from 67 to 53% among those with a university education since 2011.
For people with primary school, the proportion fell from 27% to 20% in the same period.
There is also a decline in alpine skiing and snowboarding from 2011 to today.
Much of the decline this year may be due to a lack of snow in the 2019/2020 season.
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