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Patrick Thorne

13 Nov 20

Ski Resorts Ranked By Air Quality And Cleanliness

Patrick Thorne

13 Nov 20

Ski holiday company Club Med have carried out a study of 100 of the world’s leading ski resorts and ranked them on a number of criteria including two factors not usually included in ski resort rankings, but now considered something worth thinking about in the ‘new normal’.

Club Med say they got their hygiene level information from test reports conducted by the German-based site SkiResort.info and gathered air quality levels from the World Air Quality Index.

Tignes was rated top, with Spain’s Baqueira Beret in second place and La Plagne in third in their calculations.

The rankings were actually based on six-criteria in total and Club Med were trying to determine “ the top family-friendly ski resorts” also awarding points based on more usual family ski holiday  considerations:  snow reliability, easy ski slopes, number of child-friendly restaurants and amount of high quality accommodation available.

Although the top three scored highly on ‘hygiene’ Club Med put 4th placed Kitzbuhel and 5th placed Kaprun at the highest level (one above the top three) in that category and in air quality – which la Plagne also took top marks for, but Tignes and Baqueira Beret were rated one level below.

“Skiing in Europe benefits from being a short-haul holiday, which is accessible by a wide range of transport options and ultimately results in the customer spending a great deal of time outdoors, making it one of the safer holiday options this winter. The ski domains are working hard to ensure skiers are kept safe both in-resort and on the slopes,” said Estelle Giraudeau, UK & Northern Europe MD of Club Med.

The full survey results are available here.