68points

Beaver Creek

64points

Deer Valley

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47 facts in comparison

Beaver Creek vs Deer Valley

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Deer Valley

How does Beaver Creek compare to Deer Valley?

  • 50 more ski slopes
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    150vs100
  • 16 more restaurants/bars
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    31vs15
  • 99meters higher mountain height
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    1019metersvs920meters
  • 25inches more seasonal snowfall
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    325inchesvs300inches
  • 33 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    65vs32
  • 16 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    57vs41
  • 1 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    28vs27
  • 568meters higher summit
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    3488metersvs2920meters

How does Deer Valley compare to Beaver Creek?

  • 115.8km closer to nearest airport
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    61.2kmvs177km
  • 16250 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    50470vs34220
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    3vs2
  • 1.5hours longer opening hours
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    9hoursvs7.5hours
  • 0.1km longer ski run
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    4.5kmvs4.4km
  • 1 more cinemas
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    2vs1
  • 13 more hostels and hotels
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    15vs2
  • 5 more air lifts
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    21vs16

General info

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

1019meters

920meters

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

3488meters

2920meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
6.months open yearly

5months

4months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.

Skiing

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
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
Deer Valley
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.
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.Offers open cross-country skiing
Beaver Creek
Deer Valley
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.
6.Has a ski school
Beaver Creek
Deer Valley
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
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.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
6.Has a spa
Beaver Creek
Deer Valley
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
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.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.
5.Hosts conferences
Beaver Creek
Deer Valley
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
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

300inches

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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