12 of the world's biggest ski areas

ROB HODGETTS | March 14, 2019

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Ski resorts are big travel business, and in the battle for visitors, size is everything.Adding extra runs and lifts, or connecting into other areas of the mountain are all part of the alpine arms race to attract more punters. Marketing departments drool over the figures, casting them out like juicy lures. In the United States and Canada, resorts tend to measure their extent by area, whereas their European counterparts deal in kilometers of runs.

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Pathfinder's idea is quite simple. We want to give you strong experiences in spectacular and beautiful mountain environments. We do this by arranging ski and hiking trips, top climbs and special trips. We often choose to go to areas and countries that make the journeys loaded with a cultural dimension and that makes the travel experience itself bigger. Our travels are very much characterized by how we think it should be traveling. Forget all that big groups, tourist traps and traditional travel guides are called. Small groups, flexibility and personal service are rather our sign. We have since the start in 1999 strived to create unique, self-produced trips with Swedish tour guides. Pathfinder was among the first in Sweden to arrange ski trips to countries such as Iran and Morocco.

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