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Encyclopedia > Ski area

A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. Normally located in high mountain areas (or at least on well-built-up hills) for optimum snow coverage, they have become ubiquitous in areas where skiing is a popular pastime. Ski areas typically have one or more chair lifts for moving skiers rapidly to the top of hills. Rope tows can also be used on short slopes (usually beginner hills or "bunny slopes").

A ski resort is a ski area, but with a village and/or high-end accommodations and other amenities at the base of the mountain.

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Ski resort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (483 words)
Ski areas typically have one or more chair lifts for moving skiers rapidly to the top of hills, and to interconnect the various pistes.
Ski resorts often have other activities to engage in besides skiing and snowboarding, such as snowmobiling, sledding, horse-drawn sleds, dog-sledding, ice-skating indoor or outdoor swimming and hottubbing, game rooms, and local forms of entertainment, such as clubs, cinema, theatre and cabarets.
Ski resorts may be self-contained and entirely devoted to ski tourism (for example Vail ski resort) or they may be near a village or town that had a significant existence before the ski resort was built, such as Jackson Hole, Wyoming or Park City, Utah.
Australian Ski Areas (1289 words)
The ski areas of Selwyn span 45hectares or 45,000 square meters.
Mt Buffalo Neat little resort of a total ski area of 10 hectares or 10,000 m2.It ranks as the smallest Australian ski area, but not to be discouraged lies in picturesque settings, and is a good escape from the hassle and bustle of the fast lane.
The claim to fame of this ski area is the best spot for young families finding their feet on powder.
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