63points

Aspen Snowmass

77points

Big Sky

Aspen Snowmass
Big Sky
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Aspen Snowmass vs Big Sky

Aspen Snowmass
Big Sky

How does Aspen Snowmass compare to Big Sky?

  • 217.7km bigger skiable area
    ?

    241kmvs23.3km
  • 10meters higher mountain height
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    1340metersvs1330meters
  • 254.25km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    11.75kmvs266km
  • 5497 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    34497vs29000
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    2vs1
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
    ?

    7.5hoursvs7hours
  • 410meters higher summit
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    3813metersvs3403meters
  • 3 more hostels and hotels
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    10vs7

How does Big Sky compare to Aspen Snowmass?

  • 156 more ski slopes
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    250vs94
  • 36 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    45vs9
  • 100inches more seasonal snowfall
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    400inchesvs300inches
  • 21 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    65vs44
  • 5.2km longer ski run
    ?

    10kmvs4.8km
  • 106 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    150vs44
  • 29 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    35vs6
  • 150$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    99$vs249$

General info

1.mountain height

1340meters

1330meters

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

11.75km

266km

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

7.5hours

7hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
4.summit height above sealevel

3813meters

3403meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Aspen Snowmass
Big Sky
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Aspen Snowmass
Big Sky
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

94

250

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.skiable area

241km

23.3km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

44

65

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.
4.ski lifts total capacity

34497

29000

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.
5.Allows off-piste skiing
Aspen Snowmass
Big Sky
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.
6.longest run

4.8km

10km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Leisure

1.restaurants

9

45

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

2

1

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

1

2

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

4

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.hiking trails

5

8

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
6.number of theaters

12

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Aspen Snowmass
Big Sky
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

10

7

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

1

1

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
4.Hosts conferences
Aspen Snowmass
Big Sky
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
5.number of five star hotels

3

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
Aspen Snowmass
Big Sky
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

300inches

400inches

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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