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Countries with the Most Downhill Skiing

Name the countries that have the most downhill skiing - based on the total length of their slopes.
According to skiresort.info
With help from user @Robjohnson
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Last updated: November 1, 2018
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First submittedJune 30, 2016
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km
Country
11,404
United States
10,229
France
7,214
Austria
7,209
Switzerland
6,020
Italy
3,924
Canada
2,133
Japan
km
Country
1,406
Germany
1,133
Spain
1,058
Sweden
935
Norway
664
Czech Republic
521
New Zealand
474
Slovakia
km
Country
457
Poland
454
Australia
372
Russia
364
Argentina
350
Chile
334
Finland
55 Comments
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Level 65
Jul 1, 2016
What happened to the ski resorts quiz?
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Level ∞
Jul 2, 2016
I changed it to this because the information listed on Wikipedia wasn't accurate as pointed out by @Robjohnson
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Level 76
Jul 2, 2016
Almost forgot about Scandinavia
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Level 72
Feb 9, 2017
Me too
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Level 69
Jul 3, 2016
Damn it.... Never thought about the only island country of the quiz...
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Level 59
Feb 17, 2022
There are two island countries, New Zealand and Japan
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Level 75
Feb 17, 2022
I never thought about the only island continent of the quiz... And one of the island countries.
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Level 88
Jul 5, 2016
Thank you for the co-credit :)
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Level 82
Aug 23, 2016
Clearly NZ isn't marketing itself to the rest of the world quite the same way it is in Australia. If you say New Zealand in Australia, skiing is pretty much the first thing that comes to mind, but it's the least guessed answer here.
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Level 68
Feb 9, 2017
There are at least 25 ski fields in New Zealand (most in the South Island). And some include whole mountainsides.
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Level 68
Feb 19, 2022
I mean, it's like 10,000 miles away from everything...
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Level 49
Dec 28, 2016
Surprised Japan has more than Germany
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Level 86
Feb 9, 2017
Germany is not very mountainous. Alpine skiing can mostly be done along the southern frontier.
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Level 57
Nov 8, 2019
There are ski resorts outside of the Alps in Germany most noteably in the Black Forest, the Erzgebirge, the Bavarian Forest and the Sauerland but these resorts are rather small with only a few ones having more than 5-10km of slopes.
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Level 70
May 9, 2021
Japan has ski resorts *everywhere*.
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Level 80
Feb 9, 2017
It's amazing to me that Australia beats out a place like Finland
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Level 83
Feb 9, 2017
Finland is quite flat. Lots of space for cross-country skiing, but not so much for downhill.
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Level 82
Feb 20, 2022
Unlike famously mountainous Australia... Okay, I'm being slightly facetious. Australia may also be mostly flat, but it's also about 23 times the size of Finland. That said, the vast majority of Australia's ski fields are concentrated in a very small area: the Snowy Mountains of the NSW/Victoria border. There are also two in Tasmania, but that's it. The rest of the country is flat and almost entirely devoid of snow. There are some great sand dunes though.
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Level 45
Feb 9, 2017
Surprised Andorra wasn't there. Despite the country being tiny, skiing is pretty popular there.
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Level 65
Feb 17, 2022
Andorra is 24 km across at its widest. You'd have to have criss cross the entire country 13 times in order for it to make the list. Even if the entire country was a singular ski resort, you'd have a difficult time physically fitting 334 km of ski slope in the country
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Level 60
Jan 31, 2023
Andorra has 305 km
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Level 59
Aug 18, 2023
:DD
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Level 52
Feb 9, 2017
acres of skiable terrain is better than measuring ski hills by km of runs
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Level ∞
Feb 9, 2017
Disagree personally.
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Level 72
Oct 31, 2019
Yep, don't know about North America, but in Europe nobody mesures acres of slopes, always the length.
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Level 68
May 13, 2020
I agree with brettski. The problem with measuring by distance of runs is that what counts as separate runs is subjective. If there's a large, open bowl, as there often is at ski resorts, how do you classify that as separate runs?
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Level 82
Feb 9, 2017
Little surprised about Australia and New Zealand, but got them eventually. Generous time limit.
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Level 68
Feb 17, 2022
Only two I missed
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Level 82
Feb 20, 2022
I'm surprised you're surprised by New Zealand, the country is basically defined by one long snowy mountain range and skiing and adventure sports is the focus of its entire tourism industry.
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Level 86
Feb 10, 2017
I'll bet Nepal could have some awesome ski runs, if they were into that sort of thing.
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Level 76
Jan 12, 2019
Or Peru...
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Level 55
Feb 10, 2017
Almost first despite our size. Grenoble's on fire !
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Level 59
Feb 11, 2017
I was so close to 100% but i was only able to type spai when the timer went off
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Level 34
Feb 14, 2017
South Korea surprised me. Being a winter Olympic host nation, I figured they'd make the list.
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Level 37
Jan 21, 2018
Wow! Surprising that Slovenia isn't there, don't know if that's just me being stupid but I'm pretty sure they have a few resorts there. France and the US are tight, would of thought France would have slightly more but there we go!
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Level 36
Feb 4, 2022
Yeah, I thought Slovenia would be there, it was my first guess
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Level 75
Feb 17, 2022
Not my first guess, but I thought it would be there more than I thought Slovakia would. I s'pose it's just the foothills of the Alps in Slovenia.
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Level 79
Feb 17, 2022
Slovenia is small. They have been fairly successful in skiing, but they are a relatively young country and they are not super large.
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Level 48
Feb 23, 2018
you should make a quiz comparing skiresort area to general area. I bet Austria would win the battle >.
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Level 75
Feb 17, 2022
Liechtenstein?
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Level 79
Feb 17, 2022
Andorra?
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Level 14
Jun 21, 2019
I think this quiz could be updated once again, some countries are improving there ski fields very quickly and may appear in this top : bulgaria, montenegro, andorra, china, kazakstan for example.
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Level 70
Feb 9, 2020
So are there countries with uphill skiing?
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Level 68
May 13, 2020
There are countries with cross-country skiing, which has uphills
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Level 79
Feb 24, 2021
Wasn't expecting Malaysia (where I come from) here!
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Level 75
Feb 17, 2022
Neither was I, so I wasn't surprised when it wasn't here :p
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Level 42
Dec 8, 2021
I'm surprised that New Zealand is at the bottom of the list. They have excellent skiing!!
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Level 36
Feb 4, 2022
No Caucas?
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Level 82
Feb 20, 2022
You'll find that in a parliament. The Caucasus Mountains are notably missing though.
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Level 66
Feb 7, 2023
Not super developed countries.
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Level 65
Feb 17, 2022
"wealthy countries not in the tropics with mountain ranges" is the main theme here
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Level 59
Feb 17, 2022
Georgia might appear soon, rapidly developing everywhere. Also kinda surprised Slovenia, Romania, or Bulgaria didn't make the list.
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Level 59
Feb 17, 2022
China should also make the list with 579km (probably due to the Olympics). And some of the information is dated, Finland is almost at 400km
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Level 56
Feb 17, 2022
The USA! I had no idea. Where are all the American downhill skiers then?

Actually, to be fair and looking at the Olympic results at the moment, I don't quite know where all the French are either

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Level 47
Nov 6, 2022
Why didn't I guess France....?