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Key facts and figures

Big Sky: 56 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
Big Sky: 250

2. Allows off-piste skiing

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.
Big Sky
68% have it

3. mountain height

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.
Gressoney: 3550meters

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
Champéry: 650km

5. The resort is serviced by public transport

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Big Sky
38% have it

6. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

7. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Big Sky
94% have it

8. restaurants on the slopes

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.
Ellmau: 70

9. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
Sansicario: 0$

10. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Val di Fassa: 188

12. Has ice climbing areas

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.
Big Sky
37% have it

13. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Big Sky
51% have it

14. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
Zermatt: 25km

15. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Big Sky
59% have it

16. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Big Sky
53% have it

17. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Big Sky
88% have it

18. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Claviere: 5774meters

19. ski lifts total capacity

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.
Val Gardena: 115238

20. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Big Sky
40% have it

21. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
Engelberg: 186.3inches

22. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Big Sky
29% have it

23. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

24. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches

25. Winter olympics host

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.
Big Sky
17% have it

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