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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
Skiers per region of origin
Graphs Provided By Ropeways.net
*These facts are according to the International report on mountain tourism