68points

Beaver Creek

66points

Steamboat

Beaver Creek
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45 facts in comparison

Beaver Creek vs Steamboat

Beaver Creek
Steamboat
68
points
Beaver Creek
66
points
Steamboat

How does Beaver Creek compare to Steamboat?

  • 9 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    31vs22
  • 109km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    177kmvs286km
  • 7 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    28vs21
  • 264meters higher summit
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    3488metersvs3224meters
  • 580$ cheaper season ticket price
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    729$vs1309$
  • 7 more ski lifts
    ?

    25vs18
  • 1 more hiking trails
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    2vs1
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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How does Steamboat compare to Beaver Creek?

  • 15 more ski slopes
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    165vs150
  • 24inches more seasonal snowfall
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    349inchesvs325inches
  • 4 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    69vs65
  • 7245 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    41465vs34220
  • 3 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    5vs2
  • 15 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    72vs57
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
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    8hoursvs7.5hours
  • 0.4km longer ski run
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    4.8kmvs4.4km

General info

1.distance from airport

177km

286km

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

7.5hours

8hours

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

3488meters

3224meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Beaver Creek
Steamboat
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.base elevation

2469meters

2103meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.Is child friendly
Beaver Creek
Steamboat
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

150

165

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

65

69

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.ski lifts total capacity

34220

41465

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.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Beaver Creek
Steamboat
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.
5.longest run

4.4km

4.8km

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
Steamboat
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

1.restaurants

31

22

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

2

5

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.Has an ice rink
Beaver Creek
Steamboat
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
4.Has ice climbing areas
Beaver Creek
Steamboat
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.
5.Has snowmobile circuit
Beaver Creek
Steamboat
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
Steamboat
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

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

14

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
3.Hosts conferences
Beaver Creek
Steamboat
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
4.chalets

2

75

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.
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, 2020.
6.Has camping facilities
Beaver Creek
Steamboat
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!

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

325inches

349inches

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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