63points

Aspen Snowmass

60points

Crested Butte

Aspen Snowmass
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46 facts in comparison

Aspen Snowmass vs Crested Butte

Aspen Snowmass
Crested Butte

How does Aspen Snowmass compare to Crested Butte?

  • 37.75km closer to nearest airport
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    11.75kmvs49.5km
  • 18 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    44vs26
  • 14187 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    34497vs20310
  • Allows off-piste skiing
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  • 2.2km longer ski run
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    4.8kmvs2.6km
  • 7 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    44vs37
  • 106meters higher summit
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    3813metersvs3707meters
  • 1 more museums
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    1vs0

How does Crested Butte compare to Aspen Snowmass?

  • 27 more ski slopes
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    121vs94
  • 18 more restaurants/bars
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    27vs9
  • 1.5hours longer opening hours
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    9hoursvs7.5hours
  • 19 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    25vs6
  • 148$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    101$vs249$
  • 1 100.00$ cheaper season ticket price
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    899$vs1999$
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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  • 385meters higher base elevation
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    2858metersvs2473meters

General info

1.distance from airport

11.75km

49.5km

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

7.5hours

9hours

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

3813meters

3707meters

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
Aspen Snowmass
Crested Butte
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Aspen Snowmass
Crested Butte
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.
6.months open yearly

6months

4months

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

94

121

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

44

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.ski lifts total capacity

34497

20310

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.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Aspen Snowmass
Crested Butte
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.
5.Has a ski school
Aspen Snowmass
Crested Butte
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.longest run

4.8km

2.6km

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

Leisure

1.restaurants

9

27

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

2

2

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

0

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

4

0

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

12

0

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

5

3

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

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Aspen Snowmass
Crested Butte
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

0

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
Crested Butte
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
Crested Butte
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

300inches

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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