Bansko is the most popular ski resort in the world, according to a new study –

The Worldis the most popular Ski Resorts revealed in new study

  • A new study by travel experts in reveals the most searched sites in each country ski seaside resort

  • Worldwide, Banksko in Bulgaria is the worldis the most popular ski seaside resort at the top of the list in 11 countries

  • 10 European stations are in the most popular ski list of stations, including BankskoObertauern in Austria and Morzine in France

A new study by travel experts from revealed where world want to ski most.

The to research compiled a long list of over 1,100 ski resorts around the world and analyzed Google search data for everyone to reveal where world want to ski most. This revealed that Banksko in Bulgaria is the most popular ski seaside resort in the world, as it is the most searched place on Google for skiing in 11 countries. Countries wishing to ski in Bulgarian seaside resort the most numerous are Israel, Kuwait, Northern Ireland, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan and Ukraine. Banksko is located in the Pirin National Park, it has quickly become a popular destination for those who love slopes as it is such a snowy destination that is famous for having excellent quality snow even in the poorest seasons.

The second most popular ski seaside resort is America’s Aspen, also known as Ajax, which is the go-to destination if you want to hit the slopes alongside A-listers and be surrounded by stunning scenery. It’s the most popular ski seaside resort in nine countries around the world; including Belgium, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Samoa and San Marino.

Third, Obertauern in Austria appears as the most searched place on Google ski for seven countries. Interestingly, all of the countries that seek skiing in Obertauern the most are in Europe, with Albania, Austria, Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland and Hungary all being the biggest fans of the Austrian station.

Zermatt, Switzerland, is fourth on the list; it is appreciated by skiers for its magnificent long ski works, while foodies make the most of the bustling culinary scene. Zermatt is the most popular ski seaside resort for Senegal, Costa Rica, Iceland, Malaysia, Singapore and (unsurprisingly) Switzerland.

Whistler in Canada is next on the list, being the preferred location for ski by Georgia, Indonesia, Laos, Liechtenstein and Spain. In addition to being internationally recognized for its skiing and snowboarding, it also offers its customers snowshoeing, sledding and ski jump on the site that hosted the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Canada appears three times in the most popular ski station list; Whistler is fifth, Banff is sixth with Morzine in France, Lake Tahoe in the United States and Selva in Italy, and Jasper and Big White are seventh together.

The Worldis the most popular Ski Resorts

Seaside resort

Number of countries seeking the most



Aspen, United States


Obertauern, Austria


Zermatt, Switzerland


Whistler, Canada


Morzine, France


Livigno, Italy


Lake Tahoe, USA


Selva, Italy


Banff, Canada


Vlasic, Bosnia


Great White, Canada


Jasper, Canada


Winterberg, Germany


Sweat, Romania


Vail, United States


Geilo, Norway


Results continent by continent

Europe: Obertauern in Austria is the most Googled in Europe seaside resort go skiing, at the top of the searches of seven countries all located on the continent; including Albania, Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland and Hungary. Banksko is the second most popular in European countries, followed by Morzine, which is favored by Wales, England, Ireland and France.

Asia: Banksko at the top of the most frequent searches in Asia, being the number one seaside resort for Israel, Kuwait, Qatar and Tajikistan. Whistler is second being the top seaside resort for Georgia, Laos and Indonesia.

Africa: Aspen and Banff are co-firsts for the ski seaside resort Africa wants the most ski in, as they both top searches in two countries. Aspen is most wanted by Kenya and Nigeria, and for Banff it is Egypt and Ethiopia.

Oceania: skiing in Aspen is the most popular seaside resort for Samoa, for Australia it’s Falls Creek in northeast Victoria, and for New Zealand it’s Mt Hutt.

North America: Canada ski seaside resort of choice at home since Bromont in Quebec is at the top of Google searches, while Lake Tahoe is number one in the United States. Costa Rica seeks to ski in Zermatt more than any other seaside resortand for Mexico, it’s Selva in Italy.

South America: the Italian Selva is the destination where Peru and Uruguay want ski the most, making it the most popular in South America ski seaside resort.

To see the full research, please visit: travel/where-the-world-wants-to ski

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