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Europe: number of people who ski as of 2020, by country

In 2020 Germany was 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 2020, by country

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

May 2020

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