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Alpbach
Big Sky
Top 57%175 points
Top 57%
Top 1%410 points
Top 1%
Key facts and figures

Alpbach vs Big Sky: 51 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
16
Big Sky: 250
250

2. Allows off-piste skiing

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.
Alpbach
Big Sky
69% have it

3. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
45km
Champéry: 650km
23.3km

4. mountain height

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.
1128meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
1330meters

5. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Alpbach
Big Sky
94% have it

6. The resort is serviced by public transport

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Alpbach
Big Sky
39% have it

7. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
106
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
45

8. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Alpbach
Big Sky
88% have it

9. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Alpbach
Big Sky
53% have it

10. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Alpbach
Big Sky
52% have it

11. restaurants on the slopes

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.
5
Ellmau: 70
1

12. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
24
Val di Fassa: 188
7

13. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
55.56$
Sansicario: 0$
99$

14. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
4km
Zermatt: 25km
10km

15. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Alpbach
Big Sky
59% have it

16. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
57km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
266km

17. Has ice climbing areas

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.
Alpbach
Big Sky
38% have it

18. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Alpbach
Big Sky
40% have it

19. Winter olympics host

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.
Alpbach
Big Sky
17% have it

20. Is pet-friendly

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
Alpbach
Big Sky
23% have it

21. trails (medium)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
10
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
65

22. trails (difficult)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
3
Big Sky: 150
150

23. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2128meters
Claviere: 5774meters
3403meters

24. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Alpbach
Big Sky
30% have it

25. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
28.5inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
32.2inches

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