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Selfportrait at Mt. Hutt / New Zealand

Roger Gfrörer


I am a Swiss based world travelling skier.

Born 1971 in Switzerland.
First ski experie
nce in 1975 in Leysin.
Visited 708 resorts and skied at least 5870 lifts
in 22 Countries (2023)


You can find the actual statistics here: Liftstatistics


I am an amateur, meaning, that I have real job and I am not paid by anyone for my ski trips. I even paid the tickets by myself (exceptions were Glacier3000 and First).

For feedback, ideas and other topics, send me an email

I look forward to hearing from you.

More about me

It's not that easy to collect the data. So if your numbers are high too, send me an email!

I try to publish the big shots in our community here. Thank you!

Oliver Kern:

Oliver Kern is the creator and owner of the biggest skiresort database

He is owner of many world records

(but if you read carefully, you can see, that he does not claim one specific world record Link

:-)). He also runs the websites and

His record: 952 skiresorts, 8400 lifts and 34 countries by the end of season 2022/23

Jimmy Petterson: Skiing around the world
Skijournalist, ski instructor and author of ski books. My most inspiring source is Jimmy Petterson with his (now 3) books

His record: 684 skiresorts, 75 countries, 7 continents, 3+ books.

Peter Landsman 

He skied all the lifts (2381) in the USA (Link to the article). He runs a blog on

Arnie Wilson,
Ski journalist and author of ski books, he entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1994 after skiing for 365 consecutive days in 240 resorts in 13 countries, according to Jimmy Petterson (2019, p. 23) he helds with 734 resorts in 30 countries.

In his book, Jimmy Petterson mentions the godfather of ski resorts colleting, Xavier Nolla,  who skied 1062 Resorts in 31 countries. He is the Director of the Spanish resort Masella (which I loved!).

Find the actual ranking based on my actual research (Sept 24th 2023).  

Bows or the biggest in the game

Rules for your statistics

To quote the biggest in the game, Jimmy Petterson, P. 20: « I felt compelled to attempt to create a set of standard regulations for all ski-resort collectors to follow.»


So did we, as we founded the World Council of Skitistics on February 26th 2012 at the Rifugio Plan Boé (Arabba) in the Dolomites, where we defined our rules for counting the ski achievements. The WCS standards measure the performance in collecting skilifts, skiresorts and skidays.


But of course, there are other rules. Jimmy Petterson presents a collection in his  

“Skiing around the world”, Volume II, 2019, on pages 23-25. The rules marked with* are picked from there. Marko Schusters rules are from here


As you can see, when looking at the numbers, it really depends on what rules you apply. To make sure, my numbers are based on the World Council of Skitistisc. Link to the website wcskitistics.

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