63points

Aspen Snowmass

65points

Snowbird

Aspen Snowmass
Snowbird
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46 facts in comparison

Aspen Snowmass vs Snowbird

Aspen Snowmass
Snowbird

How does Aspen Snowmass compare to Snowbird?

  • 5 more ski slopes
    ?

    94vs89
  • 352meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1340metersvs988meters
  • 35.25km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    11.75kmvs47km
  • 10 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    44vs34
  • 17097 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    34497vs17400
  • 2 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    2vs0
  • 0.8km longer ski run
    ?

    4.8kmvs4km
  • 13 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    44vs31

How does Snowbird compare to Aspen Snowmass?

  • 8 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    17vs9
  • 200inches more seasonal snowfall
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    500inchesvs300inches
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
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    8hoursvs7.5hours
  • 18 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    24vs6
  • 157$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    92$vs249$
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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  • 300$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 699.00$vs1999$
  • 9 more hiking trails
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    14vs5

General info

1.mountain height

1340meters

988meters

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

47km

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

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

3353meters

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
Snowbird
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

89

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

44

34

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
Aspen Snowmass
Snowbird
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.ski lifts total capacity

34497

17400

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.longest run

4.8km

4km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Aspen Snowmass
Snowbird
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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

9

17

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

2

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 cinemas

4

1

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

1

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

14

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
Snowbird
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

1

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

1

0

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
Snowbird
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
Snowbird
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

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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