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5 things you didn't know about ski culture

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  •   02-25-2019  2:21 pm

5 things you didn't know about ski culture

Do you consider yourself a ski fanatic? Are you always staying on top of winter trends? 

We've rounded up five fun numerical facts on one of Canada's favourite winter sports. Check them out below!

25

The percentage of the populations of Norway, Switzerland and Austria which are active skiers – which equals 1.3 million, 2.1 million and 2.18 million respectively!

17,785

The elevation (in feet) of Chacaltaya, Bolivia, which served as the country’s only ski resort and was previously ranked as the highest in the world. 

In 2009, the resort closed after the glacier receded completely, following a lengthy melting period. The resort’s restaurant was also ranked as the world’s highest by Guinness World Records.

428

The number of ski resorts in the U.S., the most in a single country in the world. Way behind is Japan at 305, followed by Austria with 275.

1936

The year that the world’s first chairlift was introduced at the grand opening of Sun Valley Resort in Idaho

While the lift is no longer in use, it’s been included on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places for its role in revolutionizing the activity.

22,500

The area in square metres covered by snow at Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort surrounded by the Arabian Desert. 

At that size, Ski Dubai produces more than 30 tonnes of snow each day.


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