10 Facts About Ski Resorts

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#1. La Plagne is the world’s most popular ski resort with over 2.5 million skier visits per year.

#2. 48 ski resorts receive over 1 million skier visits per season.

#3. There are 2,106 established ski areas.

#4. 48% of ski areas are located within Europe.

#5. 75% of the world top 50 ski areas are located in the Alps.

#6. Japan has 547 ski areas.

#7. Whistler is North America’s most popular ski resort but only 9th worldwide.

#8. Breckenridge is the United States most visited ski resort.

#9. There are approximately 400 million skier visits worldwide per year.

#10. As of March 2013 there are 26,764 ski lifts in the world.

*Facts provided by Laurent Vanat: International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism 2013