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The most beautiful ski resorts

Find your perfect piste

The most beautiful ski resorts

Find your perfect piste

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Best ski areas

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Austria

Rank Ski area SnowTrex-Award
1 Arlberg Checked
2 Hochzillertal-Hochfügen Checked
3 Kitzbühel Checked
4 Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Checked
5 Sölden Checked
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France

1 Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski Checked
2 Les 3 Vallées Checked
3 La Plagne Checked
4 Les 2 Alpes Checked
5 Galibier Thabor Checked
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Germany

1 Ski Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal Checked
2 Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze Checked
3 Berchtesgaden Checked
4 - -
5 - -
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Switzerland

1 Davos Klosters Mountains Checked
2 Grindelwald Wengen Checked
3 Saas-Fee Checked
4 Zermatt Checked
5 - -
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Largest ski areas

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Austria

Rank Ski area Km of piste
1 Arlberg 305 km
2 Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm 270 km
3 SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental 261 km
4 Salzburger Sportwelt 240 km
5 Silvretta Arena 238 km
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France

1 Les Sybelles 310 km
2 Tignes - Val d'Isère 300 km
3 Grand Massif 265 km
4 Serre Chevalier 250 km
5 Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski 249 km
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Germany

1 Ski Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal 128 km
2 Feldberg 63 km
3 Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze 60 km
4 Region Berchtesgaden 60 km
5 Oberstaufen 53 km
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Switzerland

1 Corvatsch - St. Moritz 350 km
2 Davos Klosters Mountains 235 km
3 Arosa-Lenzerheide 225 km
4 Printse 220 km
5 Gstaad Mountain Rides 213 km
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Highest ski area

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Austria

Rank Ski area Highest point
1 Pitztal Glacier & Rifflsee 3,440 m
2 Sölden 3,340 m
3 Ski- & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3,250 m
4 Stubaier Gletscher 3,212 m
5 Mölltal Glacier 3,122 m
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France

1 Les 2 Alpes 3,560 m
2 Tignes - Val d'Isère 3,456 m
3 Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski 3,330 m
4 Chamonix 3,275 m
5 La Plagne 3,250 m
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Germany

1 Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze 2,720 m
2 Ski Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal 2,224 m
3 Region Berchtesgaden 1,800 m
4 Wendelstein 1,723 m
5 Brauneck-Wegscheid 1,712 m
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Switzerland

1 Zermatt 3,883 m
2 Saas-Fee 3,573 m
3 Corvatsch - St. Moritz 3,303 m
4 Saas-Grund - Hohsaas 3,200 m
5 Corviglia - St. Moritz 3,057 m
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Most vertical drop

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Austria

Rank Ski area Vertical drop
1 Ski- & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 2,620 m
2 Zell am See-Kaprun 2,269 m
3 Kauner Valley Glacier 2,198 m
4 Sölden 1,990 m
5 Schladming-Dachstein 1,955 m
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France

1 Les 2 Alpes 2,280 m
2 Chamonix 2,245 m
3 Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski 2,205 m
4 Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry 2,026 m
5 La Plagne 2,000 m
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Germany

1 Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze 1,988 m
2 Ski Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal 1,396 m
3 Region Berchtesgaden 1,170 m
4 Brauneck-Wegscheid 1,012 m
5 Oberstaufen 958 m
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Switzerland

1 Zermatt 2,337 m
2 Gstaad Mountain Rides 2,068 m
3 Davos Klosters Mountains 2,034 m
4 Engelberg-Titlis 2,020 m
5 Flims Laax Falera 1,998 m
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Après ski hotspots

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Austria

Rank Ski area Stars
1 Silvretta Arena
2 Arlberg
3 Ski- & Gletscherwelt Zillertal
4 Sölden
5 Kitzbühel
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France

1 Val Thorens
2 Les Menuires
3 Les 2 Alpes
4 La Plagne
5 Méribel
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Germany

1 Winterberg (not on the map)
2 Willingen (not on the map)
3 Oberstaufen
4 Great Arber
5 Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze
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Switzerland

1 Arosa-Lenzerheide
2 Corviglia - St. Moritz
3 Zermatt
4 Engelberg-Titlis
5 Flims Laax Falera
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Most family-friendly ski areas

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Austria

Rank Ski area Stars
1 Kitzbühel
2 Ski Juwel Alpbachtal
3 SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
4 Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm
5 Hochzillertal-Hochfügen
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France

1 Chamrousse
2 Valfréjus
3 SuperDévoluy
4 Les Menuires
5 Galibier Thabor
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Germany

1 Oberjoch/Bad Hindelang
2 Great Arber
3 Oberstaufen
4 Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze
5 Brauneck-Wegscheid
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Switzerland

1 Meiringen-Hasliberg
2 Engelberg-Titlis
3 Flims Laax Falera
4 Arosa Lenzerheide
5 Grindelwald
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Most beginner-friendly ski areas

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Austria

Rank Ski area Stars
1 Kitzbühel
2 SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
3 Hochzillertal-Hochfügen/Spieljoch
4 Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm
5 Obergurgl/Hochgurgl
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France

1 Tignes - Val d'Isère
2 La Plagne
3 Galibier Thabor
4 Val Thorens
5 Les Menuires - Saint Martin
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Germany

1 Feldberg
2 Winterberg (not on the map)
3 Oberjoch/Bad Hindelang
4 Great Arber
5 Ski Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal
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Switzerland

1 Arosa-Lenzerheide
2 Adelboden-Lenk
3 Corviglia - St. Moritz
4 Engelberg-Titlis
5 Zermatt
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Best ski areas for experts & freeriders

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Austria

Rank Ski area Stars
1 Kitzbühel
2 Ski Juwel
3 SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental
4 Hochzillertal-Hochfügen
5 Arlberg
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France

1 Tignes - Val d'Isère
2 La Plagne
3 Val Thorens
4 Les Menuires - Saint Martin
5 Méribel
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Germany

1 Oberstaufen
2 Garmisch-Classic, Zugspitze
3 Ski Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal
4 Oberjoch/Bad Hindelang
5 Great Arber
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Switzerland

1 Arosa-Lenzerheide
2 Corviglia - St. Moritz
3 Engelberg-Titlis
4 Zermatt
5 Flims Laax Falera
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Celebrity holiday hotspots

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Celebrities Resort
Madonna, Robbie Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Verona Pooth, Hansi Hinterseher, Uschi Glas, Willy Bogner, Vitali Klitschko Kitzbühel
Paris Hilton, Dieter Bohlen, Nicole Scherzinger Ischgl
Dutch royal family , Spanish royal couple, Niki Lauda, Xavier Naidoo, Nena, Herbert Grönemeyer Lech
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France

Promis Ort
Bruce Willis, Gerard Dépardieu, Naomi Campbell, George Clooney, Victoria Beckham Courchevel
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Switzerland

Promis Ort
Robbie Williams, Dutch and Swedish royal families, The Trumps, Madonna St. Moritz
British royal family Davos-Klosters
Dutch royal family, Hugh Grant, Prince Harry, James Blunt Verbier
Madonna, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Michelle Hunziker, James Blunt, Kate Middleton Zermatt
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Exciting winter facts
To keep in mind during your next ski holiday

1

There are 2,131 ski areas with 26,529 lift systems worldwide. 1

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9.3 m of snow falls annually in "Damüls", the world’s snowiest village. 2

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3

A black piste must have an incline of more than 40%. 3

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4

The speed record on skies lies at 255 kph and has been achieved by Ivan Origone on 6 March 2016. 4

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With around 35,000 trained ski instructors, the German Ski Association holds the largest body of ski instructors worldwide. 5

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6

There are approx. 6,900,000 winter sports fans in the UK, and approx. 450,000 in Ireland – that’s around 10% of the population for each country!

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7

A typical 100 x 100 x 100 m large snow cloud weighs anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 kg. That’s equivalent to about two very full-bodied elephants. 6

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8

The world’s most expensive skis from Lacroix cost EUR 50,000, and there are only 10 in existence. 7

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9

25% of all ski and snowboard accidents occur after midday, around 14:30. 8

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10

In Switzerland, 49% of the pistes’ surfaces are artificially snowed over. In Austra, it’s 60%. 9

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11

Champagne powder is ideal for skiing as it’s quite soft and dry. 10

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12

The word "ski" is derived from the Norwegian word "skíð", which means "divided piece of wood". 11

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13

26% of winter sports fans rent their skiing, snowboarding, and snowblading equipment while 46% use their own. 12

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There are over 125,000,000 winter sports fans worldwide. 13

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The longest half-pipe in the world, the Superpipe, is located in the Laax ski area. It has a length of 200 m, a width of 22 m and a height of 6.90 m. 14

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Sources

1 https://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/247666/umfrage/verteilung-skiresorts-und-skilifte-nach-region-weltweit/
2 https://www.damuels.travel/de/skiurlaub
3 http://www.menshealth.de/artikel/26-fakten-zum-wintersport.178110.html
4 http://de.euronews.com/2016/03/26/neuer-weltrekord-im-speed-ski-fuer-ivan-origone
5 http://www.deutscherskiverband.de/ueber_uns_der_dsv_zahlen_fakten_de,470.html
6 http://www.wetter.de/cms/11-fakten-zum-thema-schnee-2626480.html
7 http://www.menshealth.de/artikel/26-fakten-zum-wintersport.178110.html
8 http://www.luzernerzeitung.ch/nachrichten/schweiz/Am-meisten-Ski-Unfaelle-um-14-30-und-um-10-30;art46447,480802
9 https://de.statista.com/infografik/7385/beschneite-pisten-alpen/
10 http://www.schneehoehen.de/artikel/was-ist-schnee-3039
11 http://www.skimagic.co.uk/blog/top-10-fun-facts-skiing/
12 https://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/654586/umfrage/umfrage-zur-nutzung-der-eigenen-ausruestung-zum-ski-und-snowboardfahren/
13 http://www.vanat.ch/RM-world-report-2016-vanat.pdf
14 http://www.spiegel.de/reise/europa/groesste-halfpipe-in-laax-freestyleski-in-der-schweiz-a-1025034.html