I was making plans with my husband for the upcoming winter vacation, and a skiing vacation was one o the most enticing we came up with. That gave me the idea for today’s niche research for ski resorts.

Oh, and there are some excellent opportunities, so let’s dig into this niche.

Top 10 Highest Paying Keywords (from the Google keyword tool)

park city ski resort $5.01

big bear ski resort $4.43

keystone ski resort $3.70

steamboat ski resort $3.26

vail ski resort $3.25

canyons ski resort $3.18

telluride ski resort $2.94

aspen ski resort $2.80

deer valley ski resort $2.61

killington ski resort $1.96

Top 10 Most Searched Keywords (all phrases are exact matches in Google)

heavenly ski resort 12,100

wisp ski resort 5,400

whitetail ski resort 5,400

ski resorts 5,400

Breckenridge ski resort 5,400

kirkwood ski resort 5,400

Alta ski resort 4,400

killington ski resort 4,400

boreal ski resort 4,400

telluride ski resort 3,600


The best resource for this is a persona who is passionate about skiing, and most of the time you don’t need to look to far to find someone who is. But there are also ski magazines and ski forums. Another excellent resource woudl be a travel agency 😉

Possible Affiliate Programs

Check out travel merchants on CJ: you’ll find the best affiliate programs for this niche there. Of course, don’t forget  Amazon for everything else you can promote to this niche (look below to the monetization section)

Monetization Suggestions

There are so  many ways to monetize this niche! You can create an information site and monetize whit AdSense, but you can also get leads for the ski resorts (even if they don’t have an affilaite program, you can still arrange a JV with them). If possible, visit each resort you plan to promote (have a skiing vacation and write it off as work: win-win!), talk to people about what they like most about the area, review the best (and worst) places to eat while there, etc.

You can also sell airfare tickets to these resorts, and you’d leave money on the table if you didn’t create a section on your site for ski gear. For that, you can use the IPK method of building well optimized SEO pages.

Here are some .com domains available for this niche now:


Here are some .org domains available:







And some .net ones:






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