91points

Big Sky

51points

Bled

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Big Sky vs Bled

Big Sky
Bled
Big Sky
Bled

Why is Big Sky better than Bled?

  • Allows off-piste skiing
  • Has toboggan runs
  • Winter olympics host
  • Has snowmobile circuit
  • Is pet-friendly
  • Has smoking ban in public places
  • Has an ice rink

Why is Bled better than Big Sky?

  • 36.7km bigger skiable area
    60kmvs23.3km
  • 227.2km closer to nearest airport
    38.8kmvs266km
  • 75.59$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    23.41$vs99$
  • 15 more hostels and hotels
    22vs7
  • 1 more five star hotels
    1vs0

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General info

1.mountain height

1330meters

1297meters

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

266km

38.8km

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.summit height above sealevel

3403meters

1800meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.base elevation

2073meters

503meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Big Sky
Bled

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
Big Sky
Bled

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

250

2

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

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Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Big Sky
Bled

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.skiable area

23.3km

60km

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

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Big Sky
Bled

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Big Sky
Bled

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

6.ski pass daily

99$

23.41$

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

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Sansicario

0$

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Leisure

1.restaurants

45

2

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
Big Sky
Bled

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.restaurants on the slopes

1

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.

Best

Ellmau

70

4.Has snowmobile circuit
Big Sky
Bled

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.

5.Has a bobsled track
Big Sky
Bled

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.

For example

Kirkwood

6.Has an ice rink
Big Sky
Bled

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

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Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Big Sky
Bled

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

7

22

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Big Sky
Bled

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

4.Has camping facilities
Big Sky
Bled

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 five star hotels

0

1

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

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