68points

Beaver Creek

77points

Big Sky

Beaver Creek
Big Sky
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47 facts in comparison

Beaver Creek vs Big Sky

Beaver Creek
Big Sky

How does Beaver Creek compare to Big Sky?

  • 89km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    177kmvs266km
  • 5220 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    34220vs29000
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    2vs1
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
    ?

    7.5hoursvs7hours
  • 85meters higher summit
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    3488metersvs3403meters
  • 770$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    729$vs1499$
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • 396meters higher base elevation
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    2469metersvs2073meters

How does Big Sky compare to Beaver Creek?

  • 100 more ski slopes
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    250vs150
  • 14 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    45vs31
  • 311meters higher mountain height
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    1330metersvs1019meters
  • 75inches more seasonal snowfall
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    400inchesvs325inches
  • 5.6km longer ski run
    ?

    10kmvs4.4km
  • 93 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    150vs57
  • 7 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    35vs28
  • 1 more museums
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    2vs1

General info

1.mountain height

1019meters

1330meters

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.
2.distance from airport

177km

266km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
3.opening hours

7.5hours

7hours

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

3488meters

3403meters

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
Beaver Creek
Big Sky
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Beaver Creek
Big Sky
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.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

150

250

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

65

65

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
Beaver Creek
Big Sky
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

34220

29000

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

4.4km

10km

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

Leisure

1.restaurants

31

45

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

2

1

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

2

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

1

1

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

2

8

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
6.number of theaters

1

1

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

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Beaver Creek
Big Sky
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

2

7

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

2

19

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.
4.number of kindergartens

2

1

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
5.Hosts conferences
Beaver Creek
Big Sky
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
6.number of five star hotels

0

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

325inches

400inches

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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