David Freuden – founder of Snowcomparison: a ski resort comparison website
I designed Snowcomparison so snow travellers like you and me can search and compare ski resorts around the world on a like-for-like basis quickly and with minimal hassle.
Having had an extended and well-spent youth as a competitive mogul skier, I was raised in Thredbo ski resort and represented Australia on the World Cup and NorAm circuit in the late ’80s and early ’90s. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit over 70 ski resorts in 4 continents and keep skiing remains a major part of my life.
In the mid-2010s was also fortunate enough the also be a co-owner of Skeena Heliskiing in BC Canada for 5 years.
In late 2015 I found myself living in Prague after pursuing my girlfriend across the world. Whilst there I wanted to explore the more intrepid and lesser-known ski resorts of Eastern and Central Europe. But one thing got in my way. I am, like so many, a monolinguist.
Even when I was able to ask locals for ski resort recommendations, I was then unable to pronounce or even spell the resort name correctly. Google and Google translate was no help either and I couldn’t find the information I needed to even find the right places, let alone make an informed decision on where to go or know what it would be like when I got there.
There are ski resorts in over 60 countries and almost 50 different languages. So I created Snowcomparison so snow enthusiasts like you and me could find somewhere new to ski in far-away lands with unpronounceable names based on what we want in a ski resort.
Snowcomparison enables you to search over 2870+ ski resorts in 60 countries and to compare them on a like-for-like basis side-by-side. Each ski resort has their own profile page with terrain details, ski ticket pricing, trail maps and links to local hotels.
I built it so that you can search for ski resorts based on lots of personal criteria, from you your accommodation budget, the percentage of the resort you want with beginner, intermediate or advance terrain and resort size, to name a few.
We partnered with a hotel booking platform offer the largest and best-priced hotels in and around ski resorts. Snowcomparison is funded by commissions paid by hotel platform. Please book your next ski holiday through Snowcomparison.
Photo by Randy Wieman | Hotshots Thredbo