Top 10 Best Ski Resorts in the World – Austria’s #1

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The Winner: Ski Resort “Ski Arlberg” in Austria

If you are planning on your next skiing holidays make sure to check out the best Ski Resorts and Ski Towns in the world. As an American you would probably think about your own ski-resort with famous names like Aspen – but in fact Vail, Colorado (#9) is the only Ski Resort in the USA that made it under the top 10. Whistler Blackcomb Mountain from Canada made it under the top 10 as well. The remaining 8 Ski Resorts all come from Europe and nearly half of them from Austria. The small Country in the middle of the Alps is much bigger and cheaper than its small neighbour Switzerland with only 2 Ski Resorts in the ranking. Nevertheless Austria is delivering high value for its price.

Ski Resort “Ski Arlberg” in Austria is #1 in the World

The Ski Resort “Ski Arlberg” is situated in the west of Austria and can be reached within 2-3 hours from international Airports in Zürich and Munich as well as a regional airport in Innsbruck.

Offering the incredible number of 340 km prepared ski-slopes, 200 km off the slopes for freeriding and 94 cable cars skiing at Ski Arlberg never gets boring. The skiing area consists of several ski towns. Most Famous are Lech, Zürs and St. Anton. Lech especially is very famous for its prominent guests and luxury hotels, whereas St. Anton is very popular among younger guests who like to party a lot.

Ranking: Top 10 Ski Resorts Worldwide

(According to Skigebiete-Test.de)

Rank Skiing Area
Slopes Day-Ticket
1. Ski Arlberg (AT) 340 km 48,00 €
2. Zermatt (CH) 200 km 74,00 CHF
3. Serfaus Fiss Ladis (AT) 211 km 46,00 €
4. Les 3 Vallées (FR) 600 km 57,00 €
5. Whistler Blackcomb (CA) 3307 ha 104,00 CAD
6. Gröden (IT) 175 km 48,00 €
7. Ischgl (AT) 238 km 43,50 €
8. Engadin St Moritz (CH) 350 km 73,00 CHF
9. Vail (USA) 2141 ha 119,00 $
10. Portes du Soleil (FR) 650 km 47,50 €
auenfeldjet-arlberg
Thanks to the new cable car “Auenfeldjet” Ski-Arlberg increased it’s size in 2013