The Best Ski Resorts in the World for 2022

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How many of the best resorts have you visited? Credit: Pixabay has come out with its 2022 list of the best ski resorts worldwide. is the world’s largest test portal for ski resorts. They use 18 metrics to test the resorts to determine which will reign supreme.

The top criteria for evaluating the resorts include:

  • Ski resort size
  • Slope offering, variety of runs
  • Lifts and cable cars quality and quantity
  • Snow reliability
  • Slope preparation (grooming, artificial snow making)

Other metrics that factor into the rankings are parking accessibility, restaurants, cleanliness, terrain suitable for all ability levels, and more. Below is the list of the first 29 resorts. It is fascinating how many top resorts come from Europe, specifically Austria. It is also remarkable how few resorts from North America are on the list. Note that many resorts have tied for a place in the ranking.

1. KitzSki – Kitzbühel/​Kirchberg, Austria

Ski Kitzbuehel
Skiing in Kitzbühel, Austria, picture: Kitzbühel Website

2. Ischgl/​Samnaun – Silvretta Arena, Austria/Switzerland

2. SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, Austria

2. St. Anton/​St. Christoph/​Stuben/​Lech/​Zürs/​Warth/​Schröcken – Ski Arlberg, Austria

2. Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Austria

6. Arosa Lenzerheide, Switzerland

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Arosa Lenzerheide. Credit:

6. Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn (Skicircus), Austria

6. Val Gardena (Gröden), Italy

6. Kaltenbach – Hochzillertal/​Hochfügen (Ski-optimal), Austria

6. Zillertal Arena – Zell am Ziller/​Gerlos/​Königsleiten/​Hochkrimml, Austria

6. St. Moritz – Corviglia, Switzerland

6. Whistler Blackcomb, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb is the top-rated resort in North America. Photo: Paul Morrison/Whistler Blackcomb

6. Schladming – Planai/​​Hochwurzen/​​Hauser Kaibling/​​Reiteralm (4-Berge-Skischaukel), Austria

6. Sölden, Austria

15. Silvretta Montafon, Austria

15. Vail, United States

Vail is the top-rated resort in the U.S. Credit: Vail’s Blog

15. Les 3 Vallées – Val Thorens/​Les Menuires/​Méribel/​Courchevel, France

15. Mayrhofen – Penken/​Ahorn/​Rastkogel/​Eggalm, Austria

15. Tignes/​Val d’Isère, France

Tignes Ski Resort. Credit: Tignes Facebook Page

20. Obertauern, Austria

20. Madonna di Campiglio/​Pinzolo/​Folgàrida/​Marilleva, Italy

20. Gurgl – Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Austria

20. Laax/​Flims/​Falera, Switzerland

20. Zermatt/​Breuil-Cervinia/​Valtournenche – Matterhorn, Switzerland/Italy

Zermatt, Switzerland. Credit:

20. Hochkönig – Maria Alm/​Dienten/​Mühlbach, Austria

20. Kronplatz (Plan de Corones), Italy

20. Telluride, United States

Telluride, CO. photo: telluride

20. Beaver Creek, United States

20. Snow Space Salzburg – Flachau/​Wagrain/​St. Johann-Alpendorf, Austria

If you want to see how all 4,842 resorts are rated, you can check it out here.

We all know the best resorts are the ones with untracked powder. Credit: Pixabay

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