80points

Beaver Creek

82points

Breckenridge

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Beaver Creek vs Breckenridge

Beaver Creek
Breckenridge
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge
80
points
82
points

Why is Beaver Creek better than Breckenridge?

  • Has night skiing
  • Winter olympics host
  • Has a bobsled track
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places

Why is Breckenridge better than Beaver Creek?

  • 5 more ski slopes
    155vs150
  • 17meters higher mountain height
    1036metersvs1019meters
  • 59.5km closer to nearest airport
    117.5kmvs177km
  • 31 more restaurants/bars
    62vs31
  • 457meters higher base elevation
    2926metersvs2469meters
  • 474meters higher summit
    3962metersvs3488meters
  • 1.2km longer ski run
    5.6kmvs4.4km
  • 1 more hostels and hotels
    3vs2

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

1019meters

1036meters

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

2.distance from airport

177km

117.5km

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

3.base elevation

2469meters

2926meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

3488meters

3962meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.Winter olympics host
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

6.has lake/s
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

150

155

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

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.

3.Has a ski school
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.Offers open cross-country skiing
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

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.

5.longest run

4.4km

5.6km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Best

Zermatt

25km

6.Has toboggan runs
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.

For example

Taos

Leisure

1.restaurants

31

62

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

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.

3.Has a bobsled track
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

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.

4.Has an ice rink
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

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

5.Has snowmobile circuit
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

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.

6.Has a golf course
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

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

3

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

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

4.Has camping facilities
Beaver Creek
Breckenridge

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!

5.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, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

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.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

325inches

353inches

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

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