Report: Lake Tahoe not in top 50 most visited ski resorts in the world |

Report: Lake Tahoe not in top 50 most visited ski resorts in the world

Spring skiing on a stormy day at Heavenly Mountain Resort.
Ryan Hoffman / Tahoe Daily Tribune

The International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism released its annual top 50 most visited resorts in the world in April and Lake Tahoe didn’t crack the list.

Just one resort on the west coast, Mammoth Mountain, made the list (No. 39) and the highest ranking resort in the United States was Breckenridge (No. 14) followed by Vail (No. 15), both in Colorado.

The total number of skier visits worldwide are approximately 400 million, according to the report, with the Alps being the most popular destination gaining 44% of all visits. With more than 10,000 lifts, the report designates the Alps as “the most intensely equipped region of the industry.”

America, mainly North America, received 22% of all visits.

The United States also have the largest number of resorts in the world with well over 300. Japan, France and Italy follow on the list and all are well below 300.

The report defines skier visits as one person visiting any part of the day for the purpose of skiing, snowboarding or any kind of downhill sledding activity. Visits include any type of ticket that customers use to access facilities. For example a skier spending seven days at one resort constitutes seven skier visits.

Click here to view the 2019 International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism.