These Are the Biggest Ski Resorts in the World

From stunning views of the Alps to snowy mountain peaks have you ever wondered which ski resort in the world is the biggest? Area 52 has looked at seedlists of the biggest ski resorts in the world and researched the slopes, lifts, and routes to reveal which in the world are the largest.

Here they are:

Les 3 Vallees, France

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Photo from Instagram: @les3vallees_officiel

The biggest ski resort is Les 3 Vallées – the three valleys – connects the valleys of Courchevel, Méribel, and the Vallée des Belleville with Saint Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, and Val Thorens to form one of the largest connected ski resorts in the world. The different valleys also offer a variety of landscapes from High Alpine terrain with cliffs and Alm meadows to slopes through the forests. For skiing and snowboarding, there is 600 km of slopes and 50 km of ski routes available with 136 lifts transporting the guests.

Portes du Soleil, France


Photo from Instagram: @portesdusoleil

The second-largest resort in the world is Portes du Soleil also located in France. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 580 km of slopes available and 165 lifts transport the guests. Les Portes du Soleil is a major ski sports destination in the Alps, encompassing thirteen resorts between Mont Blanc in France and Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

Paradiski, France

Paradiski is a ski-area in the Tarentaise Valley of France that offers uninterrupted skiing in between the areas of Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, and La Plagne. In total over the three resorts, there are 160 lifts and 425 km of pistes.


Photo from Instagram: @paradiski

The full list follows:

  1. Les 3 Vallees, France (600 km)
  2. Portes du Soleil, France (580 km)
  3. Paradiski, France (425 km)
  4. 4 Vallees, Switzerland (412 km)
  5. Milky Way, Italy-France (400 km)
  6. Matterhorn Ski Paradise, Switzerland (360 km)
  7. Arlberg ski area, Austria (305 km)
  8. Val d’Isere and Tignes, France (300 km)
  9. Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada (253 km)
  10. Aspen, USA (237 km)
  11. Les Deux Alpes, France (220 km)
  12. Gstaad, Switzerland (220 km)
  13. Sella Ronda, Italy (26 km)

The full data can be found here.

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