The most popular places in the world to go skiing

Whether you're slowly "pizza-ing" on the bunny hill or shredding down a black diamond, a ski trip can be fun for everyone!

According to the National Ski Areas Association, nearly 9.2 million Americans went skiing and snowboarding last year. And while there are nearly 500 ski resorts across the US, according to Airbnb, three areas are prevailing as the most popular this year: the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, the Poconos in Pennsylvania and Whitefish, Montana

Nonetheless, some of the best and most beautiful mountains for skiing are abroad in countries like Japan, Australia and Italy. 

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Most popular ski destinations, according to Airbnb
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Most popular ski destinations, according to Airbnb
10. Snowy Mountains, Australia
9. Eastern Townships, Canada
8. Apennine Mountains, Italy
7. Whitefish, Montana
6. Poconos, Pennsylvania 
5. San Carlos De Bariloche, Argentina
4. Lombardy Mountains, Italy 
3. Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
2. Zhangjiakou, China 
1. Karuizawa, Japan 
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Airbnb recently took a look at their data for year over year growth for bookings made for 2019 versus 2018 (specifically listings with "ski" in the description) and found that backcountry ski areas and border towns are experiencing the most guest arrivals this year. 

You can check out their data and the 10 most popular places to go skiing this year in the gallery above! 

Looking for a place to stay? See below for Airbnb's most wish-listed ski chalets around the world. 

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Most wish-listed ski homes on Airbnb
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Most wish-listed ski homes on Airbnb

Transylvania Log Cabin in Pesteana, Romania

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Charamantes Chalet in Steg, Lichtenstein
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Xaxlet Carlemany in Andorra, Spain
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Lake Tahoe Chalet in South Lake Tahoe, California
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Luxury 5 Star Chalet in Sion, Switzerland
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RUSUTSU Cosy Chalet in Rusutsu-mura, Japan
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Apartur Las Leñas in Las Leñas, Argentina
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