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.