68points

Beaver Creek

82points

Vail

Beaver Creek
Vail
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46 facts in comparison

Beaver Creek vs Vail

Beaver Creek
Vail

How does Beaver Creek compare to Vail?

  • 9 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    65vs56
  • 2 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    2vs0
  • Has a bobsled track
    ?
  • Has camping facilities
    ?

How does Vail compare to Beaver Creek?

  • 43 more ski slopes
    ?

    193vs150
  • 1 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    32vs31
  • 33meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1052metersvs1019meters
  • 120km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    57kmvs177km
  • 23inches more seasonal snowfall
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    348inchesvs325inches
  • 19161 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    53381vs34220
  • 45 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    102vs57
  • 2km longer ski run
    ?

    6.4kmvs4.4km

General info

1.mountain height

1019meters

1052meters

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

57km

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

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

3527meters

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
Vail
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.Is child friendly
Beaver Creek
Vail
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

150

193

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

65

56

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

53381

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
Vail
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.trails (difficult)

57

102

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.
6.longest run

4.4km

6.4km

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

Leisure

1.restaurants

31

32

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

2

0

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

6

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

1

2

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

2

6

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
6.Has a spa
Beaver Creek
Vail
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Facilities

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

33

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

2

3

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

2

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
Vail
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

348inches

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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