63points

Aspen Snowmass

49points

Sun Valley

Aspen Snowmass
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38 facts in comparison

Aspen Snowmass vs Sun Valley

Aspen Snowmass
Sun Valley

How does Aspen Snowmass compare to Sun Valley?

  • 80inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    300inchesvs220inches
  • 4780 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    34497vs29717
  • 2 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    2vs0
  • 1025meters higher summit
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    3813metersvs2788meters
  • Has toboggan runs
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  • 8 more hostels and hotels
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    10vs2
  • 3 more cinemas
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    4vs1
  • Has night skiing
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How does Sun Valley compare to Aspen Snowmass?

  • 3 more restaurants/bars
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    12vs9
  • 1.6km longer ski run
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    6.4kmvs4.8km
  • 180$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    69$vs249$
  • 2 more museums
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    3vs1
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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  • 6 more hiking trails
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    11vs5
  • Has a spa
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  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
    ?

General info

1.summit height above sealevel

3813meters

2788meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Aspen Snowmass
Sun Valley
Source: city's official website, 2020.
3.base elevation

2473meters

1753meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
4.Is child friendly
Aspen Snowmass
Sun Valley
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
5.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Aspen Snowmass
Sun Valley
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.Is pet-friendly
Aspen Snowmass
Sun Valley
The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.

Skiing

1.ski lifts total capacity

34497

29717

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.
2.Allows off-piste skiing
Aspen Snowmass
Sun Valley
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.
3.Has a ski school
Aspen Snowmass
Sun Valley
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
4.Offers open cross-country skiing
Aspen Snowmass
Sun Valley
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.
5.longest run

4.8km

6.4km

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

249$

69$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

Leisure

1.restaurants

9

12

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 museums

1

3

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

4

1

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

12

1

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

5

11

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
Sun Valley
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

2

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
Sun Valley
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
Sun Valley
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

220inches

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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