10 Surprising Facts About The Ski Industry

10 Surprising Facts About The Ski Industry

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10 Surprising Facts About The Ski Industry

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10 Surprising Facts About The Ski Industry

 

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

 

#2. 48 ski resorts recive 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

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