The Inter-High School Ski Championship, which is one of the biggest winter sports events in Japan, has faced difficulties in recent years. Few cities want to host the event because of the severe economic situation. From the sports tourism perspective, the championship is an important sports event because it can produce a positive economic impact on the host city through consumption by participants. However, there is little research conducted on the scale of the economic impact. Thus, the purpose of this research is to estimate the economic impact of the championship event on the host city.
According to the results of input-output analysis, the total economic impact of the participants' consumption and the expenses of hosting the championship were 187 million and 72 million yen, respectively. Thus, the total economic impact of the championship was estimated at 259 million yen: in total the event generated an income of 98 million yen for companies and individuals and tax revenues of 3 million yen for the local government of the host city.