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Alpbach
Whistler Blackcomb
Top 57%175 points
Top 57%
Top 4%392 points
Top 4%
Key facts and figures

Alpbach vs Whistler Blackcomb: 49 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
16
Big Sky: 250
200

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
Whistler Blackcomb
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
33.06km

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
2181meters

5. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Alpbach
Whistler Blackcomb
94% have it

6. 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
Whistler Blackcomb
88% 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
72

8. 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
Whistler Blackcomb
38% have it

9. Has toboggan runs

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

10. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Alpbach
Whistler Blackcomb
59% have it

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
24
Val di Fassa: 188
30

12. 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
17

13. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
4km
Zermatt: 25km
11km

14. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
55.56$
Sansicario: 0$
85$

15. 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
137km

16. Has night skiing

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

17. 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
Whistler Blackcomb
17% have it

18. 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
1609meters

19. Is pet-friendly

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

20. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
51.2inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
90inches

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
110

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
35

23. has lake/s

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

24. Hosts conferences

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

25. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1000meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
675meters

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