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The most popular ski destinations in 2016

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

skiHotel search website trivago, announced the most popular ski resorts for this season. Two French ski destinations ranked at top, followed by a Polish destination.

Morzine and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc from France ranked at top of the most popular ski resorts in 2016, while Zakopane of Poland ranked third most popular destination according to trivago.co.uk.

At an average of £298 per night, Courchevel is the most expensive, while Bansko is the cheapest. UK travellers are willing to pay up to £459 per night for their hotel room and will stay for an average of five nights. Ischgl has the best-rated hotels, with an average hotel rating of 86.84, while Pas de la Casa has the lowest-rated hotels.

25 most popular ski resorts, 2015-16:

Popularity Ranking Destination Country Average Price Average Clicked Price Average Stay Duration Hotel Reputation
1 Morzine France £146 £286 5 80.00
2 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc France £134 £224 4 81.90
3 Zakopane Poland £53 £95 4 83.72
4 Val Thorens France £248 £294 6 82.82
5 St. Anton am Arlberg Austria £232 £421 5 84.38
6 Innsbruck Austria £97 £135 3 79.43
7 Bansko Bulgaria £52 £85 6 83.73
8 Tignes France £211 £287 6 82.74
9 Val d'Isère France £210 £335 5 81.07
10 Zermatt Switzerland £209 £347 5 86.17
11 Mayrhofen Austria £163 £247 5 84.80
12 Soldeu Andorra £145 £170 6 79.45
13 Borovets Bulgaria £62 £72 6 79.56
14 Whistler Canada £197 £261 8 84.54
15 Méribel France £200 £352 6 82.25
16 Pas de la Casa Andorra £94 £144 5 75.16
17 Zell am See Austria £158 £226 6 83.24
18 Les Gets France £180 £281 5 85.57
19 Ischgl Austria £267 £420 6 86.84
20 Sauze d'Oulx Italy £126 £189 5 82.11
21 Les Deux Alpes France £123 £184 6 76.15
22 Verbier Switzerland £279 £402 5 81.99
23 Courchevel France £298 £459 6 79.37
24 Seefeld Austria £164 £213 5 85.50
25 Courmayeur Italy £141 £256 4 81.89

Morzine has risen in popularity from the fourth most popular resort last season to the most popular this season, while Chamonix has dropped from first to second place. The surprise entry, however, is Zakopane, which did not feature on last season’s list but is the third most popular resort this season. This could be due to hosting part of the Ski Jumping World Cup, or due to the creation of The Giant Maze – set to be the world’s largest ice maze.

France is the most popular country for a ski holiday, with a total of nine resorts in the top 25 – five of which are in the top ten. The second most popular country is Austria, with six resorts in the top 25. The only long haul destination to feature is Whistler in Canada.

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