62points

Aspen Snowmass

67points

Telluride

Aspen Snowmass
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48 facts in comparison

Aspen Snowmass vs Telluride

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Telluride

How does Aspen Snowmass compare to Telluride?

  • 232.9km bigger skiable area
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    241kmvs8.1km
  • 12111 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    34497vs22386
  • 3 more ski lifts
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    21vs18
  • 3 more cinemas
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    4vs1
  • 2 more air lifts
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    16vs14
  • Has night skiing
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  • 5 more theaters
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    12vs7
  • 1months more months open each year
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    6monthsvs5months

How does Telluride compare to Aspen Snowmass?

  • 33 more ski slopes
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    127vs94
  • 2 more restaurants/bars
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    11vs9
  • 30inches more seasonal snowfall
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    330inchesvs300inches
  • 0.35km closer to nearest airport
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    11.4kmvs11.75km
  • 11meters higher mountain height
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    1351metersvs1340meters
  • 2 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    46vs44
  • 8 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    52vs44
  • 1.5hours longer opening hours
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    9hoursvs7.5hours

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General info

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

1351meters

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

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.
4.summit height above sealevel

3813meters

4010meters

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
Telluride
Source: city's official website, 2021.
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, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
7.base elevation

2473meters

2659meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
8.Is child friendly
Aspen Snowmass
Telluride
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
9.months open yearly

6months

5months

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

Skiing

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

241km

8.1km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.Allows off-piste skiing
Aspen Snowmass
Telluride
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.
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.
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.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
7.longest run

4.8km

7.4km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
8.Offers open cross-country skiing
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Telluride
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.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
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.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
7.Has a spa
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Telluride
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
8.Has an ice rink
Aspen Snowmass
Telluride
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
9.Has a bobsled track
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Telluride
This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.
4.Hosts conferences
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Telluride
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
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
Telluride
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

330inches

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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