5 Fun Facts About Skiing That We Bet You Don't Know

5 Fun Facts About Skiing That We Bet You Don't Know

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5 Fun Facts About Skiing That We Bet You Don't Know

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Each year the International report on mountain tourism releases the latest numbers on the health of the ski industry. Within this report are a number of fun facts that show what a global sport skiing has become.

5 Fun Ski Facts

#1. 100 countries offer some form of ski area.

#2. Each year there are an estimated 400 million skier visits.

#3. France, Austria and the USA each have around 3,000 ski lifts.

#4. Austria, Norway and Switzerland have the highest participation levels, with at least 25% of their populations skiing.

#5. 40 US states have ski resorts.

Market share of worldwide skier visits

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Skiers per region of origin

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*These facts are according to the International report on mountain tourism

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