63points

Aspen Snowmass

82points

Vail

Aspen Snowmass
Vail
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45 facts in comparison

Aspen Snowmass vs Vail

Aspen Snowmass
Vail
63
points
Aspen Snowmass
82
points
Vail

How does Aspen Snowmass compare to Vail?

  • 45.25km closer to nearest airport
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    11.75kmvs57km
  • 288meters higher mountain height
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    1340metersvs1052meters
  • 2 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    2vs0
  • 286meters higher summit
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    3813metersvs3527meters
  • 2 more cinemas
    ?

    4vs2
  • Has toboggan runs
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  • 1months more months open each year
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    6monthsvs5months
  • 3 more five star hotels
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    3vs0

How does Vail compare to Aspen Snowmass?

  • 99 more ski slopes
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    193vs94
  • 23 more restaurants/bars
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    32vs9
  • 48inches more seasonal snowfall
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    348inchesvs300inches
  • 12 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    56vs44
  • 18884 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    53381vs34497
  • 1.6km longer ski run
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    6.4kmvs4.8km
  • 58 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    102vs44
  • 1.5hours longer opening hours
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    9hoursvs7.5hours

General info

1.distance from airport

11.75km

57km

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

1052meters

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

3527meters

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
Vail
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

193

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

44

56

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
Vail
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

53381

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

6.4km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
6.Has a ski school
Aspen Snowmass
Vail
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

1.restaurants

9

32

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

6

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

4

2

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

5

6

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
6.Has a spa
Aspen Snowmass
Vail
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Aspen Snowmass
Vail
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

33

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

1

2

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
Vail
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
Vail
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

348inches

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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