Europe: number of people who ski as of 2019, by country

Germany was, just like in 2018, also in 2019 the European country with the highest number of skiing participants, with approximately 14.6 million Germans skiing. When considering the total population, the share of people who ski in European countries was the highest in Liechtenstein and Austria with 36 percent of population taking part in the sport.

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 roughly 1.1 million British pounds.

Off piste Freshtracks holidays were most popular among skiers.

In 2018, a total of 1,365 skiers choosing off piste Freshtrack holidays from Ski Club Great Britain, which was a much higher number than than for example those that chose touring, tailormade or action skiing. As of 2019, roughly 44 percent of ski resorts were located in the Alps.

Number of people who ski in Europe as of 2019, by country

Number of skiers in thousands
Germany14,607
France8,574
United Kingdom6,340
Poland4,937
Italy4,844
Russia4,275
Austria2,960
Switzerland2,959
Spain2,329
Czech Republic2,236
Sweden1,824
Finland1,264
Belgium1,253
Norway1,181
Ukraine1,114
Slovakia979
Turkey807
Denmark667
Romania588
Hungary587
Bulgaria349
Slovenia299
Kazakhstan266
Croatia227
Greece215
Serbia211
Portugal206
Latvia194
Belarus190
Bosnia and Herzegovina175
Macedonia156
Lithuania141
Georgia93
Azerbaijan72
Estonia63
Iceland63
Armenia59
Albania29
Andorra15
Liechtenstein14
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

April 2019

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