Alta
Top 29%15 points
Top 29%
Key facts and figures

Alta: 47 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

2. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

3. 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.
Alta
68% have it

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.

5. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Alta
51% have it

6. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

7. 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.

8. 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.
Alta
38% have it

9. trails (difficult)

High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.

10. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

11. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Alta
94% have it

12. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.

13. 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.
Alta
17% have it

14. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

15. ski lifts total capacity

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.

16. Has toboggan runs

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

17. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Alta
59% have it

18. trails (medium)

Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.

19. seasonal snowfall

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

20. 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.
Alta
88% have it

21. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Alta
40% have it

22. 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.
Alta
37% have it

23. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

24. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

25. Has camping facilities

Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!
Alta
61% have it

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