The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
Big Sky: 250
2. mountain height
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. distance from airport
A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
Smugglers Notch: 0.033km
4. skiable area
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
5. Allows off-piste skiing
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.
68% have it
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
7. longest run
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
8. The resort has open cross country skiing
Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
88% have it
9. trails (difficult)
High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
Big Sky: 150
10. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% have it
11. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
12. Has night skiing
Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
51% have it
13. restaurants on the slopes
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.
14. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
15. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
16. snowfall march
Average snowfall in the month of March.
17. trails (medium)
Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
18. hotels and hostels
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Val di Fassa: 188
19. has smoking ban in public places
Source: city's official website, 2017.
59% have it
20. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
21. snowfall january
Average snowfall in the month of January.
22. snowfall february
Average snowfall in the month of February.
23. Has camping facilities
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!
61% have it
24. snowfall april
Average snowfall in the month of April.
25. Has a spa
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.