63points

Aspen Snowmass

59points

Crans-Montana

Aspen Snowmass
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43 facts in comparison

Aspen Snowmass vs Crans-Montana

Aspen Snowmass
Crans-Montana

How does Aspen Snowmass compare to Crans-Montana?

  • 44 more ski slopes
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    94vs50
  • 81km bigger skiable area
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    241kmvs160km
  • 168.25km closer to nearest airport
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    11.75kmvs180km
  • 24 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    44vs20
  • 40 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    44vs4
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 813meters higher summit
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    3813metersvs3000meters
  • 1 more cinemas
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    4vs3

How does Crans-Montana compare to Aspen Snowmass?

  • 55 more restaurants/bars
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    64vs9
  • 160meters higher mountain height
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    1500metersvs1340meters
  • 2023 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    36520vs34497
  • 16 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    18vs2
  • 7.2km longer ski run
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    12kmvs4.8km
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
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    8hoursvs7.5hours
  • 11 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    17vs6
  • 214$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    35$vs249$

General info

1.distance from airport

11.75km

180km

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

1340meters

1500meters

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.
3.opening hours

7.5hours

8hours

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

3000meters

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
Crans-Montana
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.months open yearly

6months

5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

94

50

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

241km

160km

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

44

20

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

36520

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
Crans-Montana
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.Has a ski school
Aspen Snowmass
Crans-Montana
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

1.restaurants

9

64

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

2

18

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 cinemas

4

3

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

1

2

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.Has a spa
Aspen Snowmass
Crans-Montana
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
6.Has an ice rink
Aspen Snowmass
Crans-Montana
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Aspen Snowmass
Crans-Montana
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

45

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

1

3

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
Crans-Montana
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
5.number of five star hotels

3

4

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
Crans-Montana
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!

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