Europe: number of ski areas in 2019, by country

Number of ski areas in Europe in 2019, by country

by David Lange, last edited Jul 12, 2019
Europe: number of ski areas in 2019, by country Germany is among the leading destinations for skiing in Europe. In 2019, it offered 498 ski areas for ski enthusiasts. It was also the European country with the highest number of skiing participants, with 14.6 million Germans taking part in the sport. When considering the total population, the share of people who ski in European countries was the highest in Liechtenstein and Austria as of 2019, with 36 percent of the population in either country, which comes to a much higher number in Austria due to population size.
The UK: A tradition of snowsport

Established in 1903 and with over 28,000 members on the books, The Ski Club is the largest and oldest snowsports membership organisation in the UK. The turnover of the organization has grown in the past several years, reaching nearly six million British pounds in 2018. In the same year, it registered gross profit of approximately 1.1 million British pounds.

Off piste Freshtracks holidays were most popular among skiers.

In 2018, a total of 1,365 skiers chose off piste Freshtrack holidays from Ski Club Great Britain. Weekend ski holidays were chosen by 267 skiers members of the organization. Out of all the different skiing activities, snowboarding is also done by 21 percent of skiers in the United Kingdom (UK).
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Number of ski areas in Europe in 2019, by country

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Number of ski areas
Germany498
Russia354
Italy349
France325
Austria254
Sweden228
Norway213
Czech Republic191
Switzerland186
Poland182
Slovakia107
Finland76
Turkey60
Ukraine54
Romania45
Slovenia44
Spain32
Bulgaria32
Serbia31
Latvia26
Greece22
Kazakhstan19
Bosnia and Herzegovina 18
Hungary15
Croatia13
Iceland13
Albania10
United Kingdom10
Estonia9
Georgia8
Macedonia8
Belgium7
Lithuania6
Belarus6
Denmark5
Andorra3
Armenia3
Azerbaijan2
Portugal1
Liechtenstein1
Number of ski areas
Germany498
Russia354
Italy349
France325
Austria254
Sweden228
Norway213
Czech Republic191
Switzerland186
Poland182
Slovakia107
Finland76
Turkey60
Ukraine54
Romania45
Slovenia44
Spain32
Bulgaria32
Serbia31
Latvia26
Greece22
Kazakhstan19
Bosnia and Herzegovina 18
Hungary15
Croatia13
Iceland13
Albania10
United Kingdom10
Estonia9
Georgia8
Macedonia8
Belgium7
Lithuania6
Belarus6
Denmark5
Andorra3
Armenia3
Azerbaijan2
Portugal1
Liechtenstein1
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by David Lange, last edited Jul 12, 2019
Germany is among the leading destinations for skiing in Europe. In 2019, it offered 498 ski areas for ski enthusiasts. It was also the European country with the highest number of skiing participants, with 14.6 million Germans taking part in the sport. When considering the total population, the share of people who ski in European countries was the highest in Liechtenstein and Austria as of 2019, with 36 percent of the population in either country, which comes to a much higher number in Austria due to population size.
The UK: A tradition of snowsport

Established in 1903 and with over 28,000 members on the books, The Ski Club is the largest and oldest snowsports membership organisation in the UK. The turnover of the organization has grown in the past several years, reaching nearly six million British pounds in 2018. In the same year, it registered gross profit of approximately 1.1 million British pounds.

Off piste Freshtracks holidays were most popular among skiers.

In 2018, a total of 1,365 skiers chose off piste Freshtrack holidays from Ski Club Great Britain. Weekend ski holidays were chosen by 267 skiers members of the organization. Out of all the different skiing activities, snowboarding is also done by 21 percent of skiers in the United Kingdom (UK).
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