Ski Resort Real Estate: Does Supply prevent Appreciation?
This paper examines the behavior of ski resort property in a major New England market over the last 25 years. A constructed property price series reveals that nominal prices are quite volatile and only slightly higher today than in 1980. These ?uctuations and trends are investigated with a time series VAR model. The ?ndings indicate that (1) natural snowfall is crucial to business;(2) regional annual business is central to individual resort demand and hence price appreciation; and (3) resort supply responds so elastically to any movement in prices, that it effectively curtails any long-term property appreciation. Impulse responses reveal that positive demand shocks fail to generate any long-term (real) price appreciation because of excessive new development. This behavior could be typical of many other ski resorts.
Volume (Year): 27 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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