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Alta
Snowbird
Top 15%347 points
Top 15%
Top 34%272 points
Top 34%
Key facts and figures

Alta vs Snowbird: 42 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
116
Big Sky: 250
89

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
Snowbird
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
988meters

4. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
12
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
17

5. 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
Snowbird
39% 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.
Alta
Snowbird
88% have it

7. Has a ski school

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

8. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
79$
Sansicario: 0$
92$

9. Has toboggan runs

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

10. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Alta
Snowbird
59% 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.
1
Ellmau: 70
0

12. 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
47km

13. Has night skiing

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

14. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
5
Val di Fassa: 188
1

15. 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
Snowbird
38% have it

16. 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
Snowbird
17% have it

17. Is pet-friendly

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

18. 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
17400

19. Hosts conferences

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

20. 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.
41
Big Sky: 150
31

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.
46
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
34

22. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2600meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
2365meters

23. has lake/s

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

24. 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
3353meters

25. 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.
514inches
Alyeska: 650inches
500inches

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