Who's the Daddy? Top 10 biggest ski areas

2nd December 2016 | Patrick Thorne

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Blick über die Dolomiten - ©Alta Badia

Blick über die Dolomiten
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Blick über die Dolomiten - ©Alta Badia
Taking the quadlift in Flaine, Le Grand Massif ski area. Credit Flaine Tourism

Taking the quadlift in Flaine, Le Grand Massif ski area. Credit Flaine Tourism

Taking the quadlift in Flaine, Le Grand Massif ski area. Credit Flaine Tourism
Sella Ronda, Dolomiti Superski

Sella Ronda, Dolomiti Superski

Sella Ronda, Dolomiti Superski
Sestriere, Via Lattea (Milky Way), Piemonte - Italy - ©Ezio Romano

Sestriere, Via Lattea (Milky Way), Piemonte - Italy
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Sestriere, Via Lattea (Milky Way), Piemonte - Italy - ©Ezio Romano
Room to stretch your legs on the ski slopes of Meribel - ©Meribel Tourism

Room to stretch your legs on the ski slopes of Meribel
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Room to stretch your legs on the ski slopes of Meribel - ©Meribel Tourism
Serre Chevalier is a favourite with families - ©Serre Chevalier Tourism

Serre Chevalier is a favourite with families
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Serre Chevalier is a favourite with families - ©Serre Chevalier Tourism
A powder-filled Flaine in Le Grand Massif, France. - ©Agence Zoom

A powder-filled Flaine in Le Grand Massif, France.
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A powder-filled Flaine in Le Grand Massif, France. - ©Agence Zoom
Riding the cable car up in Flaine, Le Grand Massif ski area in France

Riding the cable car up in Flaine, Le Grand Massif ski area in France

Riding the cable car up in Flaine, Le Grand Massif ski area in France
Breathtaking views of the Matterhorn from Zermatt's slopes - ©Zermatt Tourism

Breathtaking views of the Matterhorn from Zermatt's slopes
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Breathtaking views of the Matterhorn from Zermatt's slopes - ©Zermatt Tourism
Morzine's tree-lined skiing makes up part of the massive Portes du Soleil - ©OT Morzine - Matthieu Vitré

Morzine's tree-lined skiing makes up part of the massive Portes du Soleil
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Morzine's tree-lined skiing makes up part of the massive Portes du Soleil - ©OT Morzine - Matthieu Vitré
Taking the cable car up from Val d'Isere to the snowsure Espace Killy ski area - ©NUTS.FR / OT.VAL D'ISÈRE

Taking the cable car up from Val d'Isere to the snowsure Espace Killy ski area
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Taking the cable car up from Val d'Isere to the snowsure Espace Killy ski area - ©NUTS.FR / OT.VAL D'ISÈRE
Reliable snow for freeskiers in Verbier, Switzerland - ©Verbier Tourist Office

Reliable snow for freeskiers in Verbier, Switzerland
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Reliable snow for freeskiers in Verbier, Switzerland - ©Verbier Tourist Office
3 Vallees ski area - ©Courchevel Tourism

3 Vallees ski area
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3 Vallees ski area - ©Courchevel Tourism
Milky Way ski area, Italy - ©Montgenevre Tourism

Milky Way ski area, Italy
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Milky Way ski area, Italy - ©Montgenevre Tourism
Taking the lifts in La Plagne. The Paradiski area is favourite with UK skiers - ©Beatrice Koumanov

Taking the lifts in La Plagne. The Paradiski area is favourite with UK skiers
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Taking the lifts in La Plagne. The Paradiski area is favourite with UK skiers - ©Beatrice Koumanov
Grand Massif ski area - ©Flaine

Grand Massif ski area
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Grand Massif ski area - ©Flaine
Grand Massif ski area - ©Flaine Tourism

Grand Massif ski area
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Grand Massif ski area - ©Flaine Tourism
Avoriaz, Portes du Soleil - ©Avoriaz Tourism

Avoriaz, Portes du Soleil
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Avoriaz, Portes du Soleil - ©Avoriaz Tourism
Hitting the slopes in snowsure Tignes, France - ©Tignes Tourism

Hitting the slopes in snowsure Tignes, France
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Hitting the slopes in snowsure Tignes, France - ©Tignes Tourism
3 Vallees ski area - ©Courchevel Tourism

3 Vallees ski area
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3 Vallees ski area - ©Courchevel Tourism