Sep 222015
 

ski

Figures just released by snow sports industry body Domaines Skiables de France (DSF) show France back on the top spot in global ski destination rankings.

Over the 2014-2015 season French ski resorts totalled 53.9 million “ski days”. That’s 2.7% less YoY, but less of a decrease than the US. America’s 5.2% fall to 53.6 million ski days means France just overtakes it.

Austria is third with 51.8 million ski days for the 2014-2015 season.

Since official attendance figures for ski resorts started being recorded in the 70s, France has held the top spot 3 times previously.

For the upcoming season, skiing has a new Internet suffix: .ski. DFS and major French, US and Austrian resorts have all registered their .ski domain names since the suffix launched with web addresses like www.tignes.ski already active.