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The World's Largest Skiing Area: Rhône-Alpes

Posted on May 06 2016

There's nothing quite like the aerial perspective of.. pretty much anything, really. But the aerial perspective of the world's largest skiing area is absolutely breathtaking. Drone Alps put together this reel of footage from the Rhône-Alpes region of France.

Rhône-Alpes is located on the eastern border of France, towards the south. The region was named after the Rhône river and Alps mountain range. Its capital, Lyon, is the second-largest metropolitan area in France after Paris. Rhône-Alpes has the sixth-largest economy of any European region.

Rhône-Alpes offers 160 ski resorts, 16 linked ski areas including "The 3 Valleys" (the largest linked area in the world with 600 km of slopes between Courchevel, Méribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens) and the latest addition: Paradiski.

With 5,800 multi-level slopes, the Rhône-Alpes is at the top of the mountain tourism league with 37% of market share. Quite simply, the region boasts the world’s largest ski area. The Rhône Alpes has also hosted the Winter Olympics three times: Chamonix 1924, Grenoble 1969, Albertville 1992. It is also in 2nd position of France’s most popular regions with tourists: registering over 150 million visitor nights each year.

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