Which is the highest ski resort in each continent respectively?
#62518. Asked by uclageographer. (Feb 13 06 7:41 PM)
If you take the 7 continents model; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continents#Models]|
then we're talking about the following continents;
Asia, Australasia, Africa, Antarctica, N America, S America and Europe.
And we're distinguishing between a proper 'resort', and not just the highest lift stations (though I will mention these) then;
S America undoubtedly boasts the highest:
Chacaltaya - a skier friendly village at 5290m!
Asias highest resort is in the Indian Garwhal:
Auli - a large high-altitude hotel complex at 3049m
Antarctica would come in at #3 if you count the Patriot Hills Airforce Base, for skiing in the Vinson Massif, with its runway at 2800m
N Americas highest is ostensibly 'Sunshine Village' in Banff, Canada at 2729m (though this was much contested and difficult to ascertain with other claimants)
Africas highest resort seems to be Tiffendell in South Africa, which also boasts the higest pub at 2720m
(though more info was hard to come by on the Morocco
station of Oukaimeden, which has lifts up to 3268m!)
Europes highest resort is widely recognized to be Val Thorens in France, at 2300m (which would also have the highest lifts extending up to 3300m)
Australasia's highest appears to be Australias' Charlotte Pass, at 1760m. (the NZ resort of Turoa has lifts up to 2322m, but the resort is situated at only 1600m)
I hope this provides enough information :o]
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