Last year, Texans outspent 46 other states on snow-sports equipment, apparel and accessories, with more than $106 million in retail sales," said Kelly Davis, research manager for SnowSports Industries America, a nonprofit industry trade group." (source)
"It’s not a surprise to see Texans are among the leading contributors to ski related retail sales. The are many great ski timeshare resorts. Timeshares in Colorado and other states provide Texans with a vast amount of options. There are many different resort areas to choose from and the airfare to Denver is usually quite reasonable compared to other vacation destinations. I’m sure the very hot summers in Texas are a contributing factor to Texans paying extra on cold weather garments to stay bundled up while vacationing in these cold areas."