Ski Resorts – The Most Popular on TikTok And Instagram This Winter
Ski resorts around the world. The team from BonusInsider. They checked the hashtags associated with some of the world’s largest and most famous winter resorts on social media platforms. They also looked at what they offer, and at what price. Here is it the handy guide to the best ski resorts for the winter of 2023/2024.
The most viral ski resorts around the world. This ski report ranking is based on their popularity on TikTok and Instagram. Millions of people planning their winter holidays. Skiing vacations, however, don’t come cheap, especially at big resorts where, along with accommodation and food, tourists need to pay for ski passes, lifts, equipment, and often insurance.
For those who are looking for inspiration and a vacation that won’t break the bank, the BonusInsider team compiled a list of the most viral ski resorts right now. They also checked their prices and looked at essential information such as the length of the ski slopes and the number of ski lifts they have.
According to the research, Courchevel in the French Alps is the most popular skiing destination on social media. Videos with the #courchevel hashtag on TikTok have amassed more than 450 million views on the platform, while on Instagram, the resort has been mentioned in roughly 523,500 pos
These are the top 10 most viral ski resorts on TikTok and Instagram right now:
1 Courchevel, Les Trois Vallées, Savoie, France
453.8M TikTok views, 523k Instagram posts
Courchevel is a popular ski resort in the French Alps and part of Les Trois Vallées, which is the largest linked ski area in the world. It lies in the Tarentaise Valley, which boasts the highest concentration of world-class ski resorts in the world. Some of these, namely Les Arcs and Val-d’Isère-Tignes, are listed here, as well.
We could pick any of the resorts from Les Trois Vallées for this research; but we picked Courchevel because it is home to some of the most exclusive Alpine hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. The resort, at 1,747 metres, is linked to the towns of Courchevel 1300 (Le Praz), Courchevel 1550, Courchevel 1650 (Moriond), and Courchevel 1850, each at a different altitude and offering winter sports enthusiasts pistes of various skill levels.
2 Lake Louise Ski Resort
362.7M TikTok views, 1.2M Instagram posts
The Lake Louise Ski Resort is a winter paradise, boasting stunning views and world-class skiing. It is located in the heart of Banff National Park on the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. As you carve through pristine powder you are surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery with the iconic turquoise lake as your backdrop. The astonishing ski slopes here offer thrill-seekers an amazing blend of adrenaline rush and breathtaking scenery.
At an elevation of 1,600 m, Lake Louise is an alpine masterpiece suitable for all ski and snowboard enthusiasts. It offers 1700 hectares of skiable land, more than 130 named runs across four mountain faces, and 11 lifts (1 Gondola, 7 Chairs, and 3 Carpets).
3 Zermatt, Switzerland
268.2M TikTok views, 1.2M Instagram posts
Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Zermatt is a small town and one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. It offers spectacular views of the Matterhorn, as well as tons of activities for skiers, snowboarders, and mountaineers. Visitors can get to the top of the mountain (well, almost) using the underground Zermatt–Sunnegga Funicular, which links the resort town with the Sunnegga station, located at an elevation of 2293 m. With it, you can climb 698 m in 3 or 4 minutes, which is wild!
4 Ski Dubai, United Arab Emirates
194.2M TikTok views, 108.9k Instagram posts
Ski Dubai is the only indoor ski resort on this list. In fact, it is the only indoor ski resort we could think of. It was constructed in one of the largest shopping malls in the world, the Mall of the Emirates, in the desert city of Dubai. Its unique location is probably the reason behind its huge popularity on social media (4th place on this list).
Finding yourself on a ski slope in the middle of the desert must be a mind-blowing experience. Not to mention, there are penguins in the snow park, and in December children are welcome to meet Santa Claus. An AED300 ticket (appr. €75) for one adult and one child includes a printed photo with Santa, as well as a gift and a cup of hot chocolate.
5 Avoriaz, France
Developed in the 1960s in the French Alps, Avoriaz was once a fashionable ski destination for the elites. Today, it is a much more affordable but just as breathtaking. It lies in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, one of the two largest skiing destination in the Alps, the other one being Les Trois Vallées. It encompasses thirteen resorts between Mont Blanc in France and Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Those who choose Avoriaz can enjoy 580 km of ski slopes, accessible through 35 ski lifts, at a price of only €54 for a day pass (adult rate during the regular season).
6 Val-d’Isère, France
129.4M TikTok views, 390.5k Instagram posts
The Val-d’Isère-Tignes is a resort in the French Alps, near the Italian border. It is one of the world’s best destinations for aprés-ski, but it’s also favoured by many because the snow cover is guaranteed until April/May. While the resort is located at around 1850 m, the top altitude here (L’Espace Killy) is 3455 m, which makes Val-d’Isère ideal for more serious mountaineering and expert/intermediate skiing.
7 Bansko, Bulgaria
Bansko is located at the foot of Pirin Mountain in Bulgaria, a country in Southeastern Europe. The resort offers 75 km of slopes, as well as plenty of off-piste skiing, and the prices are generally much lower than you find in Austria or France. Bansko is suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers, but it also features the Tomba slope, a black piste named after Italian Alpine skier, and Olympic gold medalist, Alberto Tomba. The Tomba regularly hosts World Cup level sporting competitions, so it’s a favourite of professional and expert skiers.
8 Laax, Switzerland
75.2M TikTok views, 193.3k Instagram posts
With more than 200 km of slopes, and elevation between 1,050 m and 3,018 m, Laax is a large winter sports resort located in the villages of Laax, Flims, and Falera. The huge ski area covers a glacier and apart from the long pistes for both beginners and experienced skiers, there are many off-piste skiing and freeriding routes. The resort has one of the best skiing and winter sports facilities in the world, and if that’s not enough – it is home to excellent restaurants and some of the best après ski bars in Europe.
9 Gulmarg, India
66.3M TikTok views, 831.5k Instagram posts
Located in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, Gulmarg is probably the most famous Indian ski resort. It sits in a stunning mountainous wildlife sanctuary and is one of the most amazing places you can visit this winter. The mountain is part of the western Himalayas and at an elevation of between 2,650 and 3,980 meters, Gulmarg is the highest ski resort in the world. Compared to the other resorts we researched, it is also an affordable destination for beginner and experienced skiers, and hikers, alike.
10 Les Arcs, France
58.6M TikTok views, 250.7k Instagram posts
Les Arcs is a resort close to the town of Bourg Saint Maurice in the French Alps and it is located near the Italian border. The town sits at an elevation of 1,250 m but the resort itself is split into several sections, each higher than the other, at a maximum elevation of 3,250 m. Along with many diverse ski slopes, there are also many off-piste opportunities, as well as heliskiing options. This service, however, is not allowed in France, which is why it is arranged at destinations in either Italy or Switzerland.
As expected, most of the trendy places right now are in Europe. But according to BonusInsider there are also underrated ski resorts that are rarely talked about, but should be getting more attention. Some of these unique, and newly viral ski resorts are located in the most unexpected of places, with one on the California-Nevada border, and another in southern Africa. Here you will find out more about the 1o underrated ski resorts around the world.
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