77points

Alta

58points

Brighton

Alta
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42 facts in comparison

Alta vs Brighton

Alta
Brighton

How does Alta compare to Brighton?

  • 50 more ski slopes
    ?

    116vs66
  • 3.2km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    53.1kmvs56.3km
  • 14inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    514inchesvs500inches
  • 20 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    46vs26
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    1vs0
  • 15 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    41vs26
  • 15 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    29vs14
  • 16meters higher summit
    ?

    3216metersvs3200meters

How does Brighton compare to Alta?

  • 146meters higher mountain height
    ?

    762metersvs616meters
  • 11$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    68$vs79$
  • 300$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    899$vs1199$
  • 30 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    35vs5
  • Has night skiing
    ?
  • 3 more snow parks
    ?

    3vs0
  • 8 more chalets
    ?

    31vs23

General info

1.mountain height

616meters

762meters

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.
2.distance from airport

53.1km

56.3km

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

3216meters

3200meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Alta
Brighton
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.months open yearly

5months

5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Alta
Brighton
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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

116

66

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.trails (medium)

46

26

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.
3.Allows off-piste skiing
Alta
Brighton
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.
4.Has a ski school
Alta
Brighton
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
5.Offers open cross-country skiing
Alta
Brighton
Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.
6.trails (difficult)

41

26

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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

12

12

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

1

0

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.
3.number of museums

0

0

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.number of theaters

0

0

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.Has a spa
Alta
Brighton
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
6.Has a bobsled track
Alta
Brighton
This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Alta
Brighton
The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
2.hotels and hostels

5

35

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

23

31

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.
4.Hosts conferences
Alta
Brighton
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
5.number of five star hotels

0

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
6.Has camping facilities
Alta
Brighton
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!

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

514inches

500inches

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

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