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Alta
Bled
Vail
Top 15%347 points
Top 15%
Top 54%189 points
Top 54%
Top 12%362 points
Top 12%
Key facts and figures

Alta vs Bled vs Vail: 36 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
116
Big Sky: 250
2
193

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.
Alta
Bled
Vail
69% have it

3. 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.
616meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
1297meters
1052meters

4. 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
Bled
Vail
39% have it

5. 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
Bled
Vail
88% have it

6. Has a ski school

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

7. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
12
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
2
32

8. Has toboggan runs

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

9. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Alta
Bled
Vail
59% have it

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.
53.1km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
38.8km
57km

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.
1
Ellmau: 70
0
0

12. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Alta
Bled
Vail
52% have it

13. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
5
Val di Fassa: 188
22
33

14. 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
Bled
Vail
38% have it

15. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Alta
Bled
Vail
30% have it

16. 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.
46
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
1
56

17. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3216meters
Claviere: 5774meters
1800meters
3527meters

18. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2600meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
503meters
2476meters

19. 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.
10750
Val Gardena: 115238
1200
53381

20. 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
Bled
Vail
17% have it

21. Is pet-friendly

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
Alta
Bled
Vail
23% have it

22. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Alta
Bled
Vail
40% have it

23. Has snowmobile circuit

A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.
Alta
Bled
Vail
28% have it

24. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Alta
Bled
Vail
62% have it

25. possibility of drinking alcohol in public places

In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Alta
Bled
Vail
19% have it

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