Top 10 biggest ski areas in the world

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In the northern hemisphere the days are short, in many places it’s freezing hard. It’s tough to start the engine of your car, after you’ve scraped the snow from your windscreen. It’s winter. A good time to take a plane to a tropical island to warm up a bit. But definitely a good time too to have some fun in the snow. Snowboarding, alpine skiing or some cross-country skiing (langlaufen) are all great things to do in the snow. The spots in our next list have everything you would like to do on your winter holiday, including the apres-ski part, which basically comes down to drinking warm alcoholic beverages, such as mulled wine or Glühwein. Many of the destinations are now connected to each other in order to enjoy more slopes, creating the world’s biggest ski areas. Fine, snow guaranteed ski resorts. Here’s a top 10 list of the world’s largest ski areas!

Top 10 biggest ski areas in the world

  1. Skiwelt (Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Going), Tirol, Austria – 279 km pistes, 91 lifts
  2. Espace Killy (Val d’Isère, Tignes) Savoie, France – 300 km pistes, 94 lifts
  3. Les Sybelles (La Tousiere, Le Corbier), Savoie, France – 310 km pistes, 73 lifts
  4. Sella Ronda, Trentino/South Tirol, Italy – 330 km pistes, 155 lifts
  5. Matterhorn Ski Paradise (Zermatt, Breuil-Cervinia), Switzerland/Italy – 360 km pistes, 58 lifts
  6. Via Lattea (Sestriere, Montgenèvre), Italy/France – 400 km pistes, 88 lifts
  7. 4 Vallées (Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz), Valais, Switzerland – 410 km pistes, 89 lifts
  8. Paradiski (Les Arcs, la Plagne), Savoie, France – 425 km pistes, 160 lifts
  9. Les Trois Vallées (Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens), Savoie, France – 600 km pistes, 183 lifts
  10. Portes du Soleil (Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets), Switzerland/France – 650 km pistes, 201 lifts

compiled from many sources