40points

Banff Mount Norquay

61points

Sunshine Village

Banff Mount Norquay
Sunshine Village
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Banff Mount Norquay vs Sunshine Village

Banff Mount Norquay
Sunshine Village
40
points
Banff Mount Norquay
61
points
Sunshine Village

How does Banff Mount Norquay compare to Sunshine Village?

  • 11km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    148kmvs159km
  • 26 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    35vs9
  • 4 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    7vs3
  • 24$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    61$vs85$
  • 5 more cinemas
    ?

    5vs0
  • Has night skiing
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  • 441$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    659$vs1100$
  • 610meters higher base elevation
    ?

    1680metersvs1070meters

How does Sunshine Village compare to Banff Mount Norquay?

  • 79 more ski slopes
    ?

    107vs28
  • 302meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1072metersvs770meters
  • 240inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    360inchesvs120inches
  • 2 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    2vs0
  • 49 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    59vs10
  • 14 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    27vs13
  • Offers open cross-country skiing
    ?
  • 280meters higher summit
    ?

    2730metersvs2450meters

General info

1.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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

770meters

1072meters

2.distance from airport
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A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

148km

159km

3.summit height above sealevel
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The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

2450meters

2730meters

4.opening hours
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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.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

7hours

9hours

5.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

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Sunshine Village
6.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1680meters

1070meters

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

28

107

2.Allows off-piste skiing
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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.

Banff Mount Norquay
Sunshine Village
3.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

10

59

4.trails (difficult)
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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.

Best

Big Sky

150

13

27

5.Offers open cross-country skiing
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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.

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Sunshine Village
6.ski lifts total capacity
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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.

Best

Val Gardena

115238

2800

20000

Leisure

1.restaurants
?

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

35

9

2.restaurants on the slopes
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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.

Best

Ellmau

70

0

2

3.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

Banff Mount Norquay
Sunshine Village
4.Has ice climbing areas
?

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

Banff Mount Norquay
Sunshine Village
5.Has snowmobile circuit
?

A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

Banff Mount Norquay
Sunshine Village
6.Has a bobsled track
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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.

For example

Kirkwood

Banff Mount Norquay
Sunshine Village

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
?

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

Banff Mount Norquay
Sunshine Village
2.hotels and hostels
?

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

7

3

3.Hosts conferences
?

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

Banff Mount Norquay
Sunshine Village
4.number of kindergartens
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Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

1

1

5.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!

Banff Mount Norquay
Sunshine Village
6.number of five star hotels
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Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

5

0

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall
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The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

120inches

360inches

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