The present study aimed to investigate constraints on recreational skiing participation, as perceived by a sample of Greek skiers and possible differences in the perceptions of constraints among different demographic groups and the participation frequency. Three hundred and one (N=301) recreational skiers (65.1% males and 34.9% females) participated in the study. A scale of the questioner developed by Alexandris and Carroll (1997a) was used. For the statistical analysis, SPSS for Windows (12.0) was used (frequencies, reliability analysis, one- way ANOVA and t-test). Six constraint dimensions were revealed: lack of interest, individual / psychological, lack of partners, facilities / services, financial / accessibility and lack of time. Furthermore, the results revealed statistical significant differences between a) males and females in the individual / psychological dimension (t=2.67, p<.01) and lack of time (t=-2.17, p<.05) b) education at groups in the lack of interest (F=2.87, p<.05) and c) participation frequency for groups in all the dimensions (p<.001). The results of the study supported that different groups of skiers must be confronted by different communication ways from ski resorts managers and according to theirs particular demographic characteristics.
perceived constraints, recreational ski, demographic characteristics, participation frequency.