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Big Sky
Bled
Courchevel
Top 1%4,381 points
Top 1%
Top 48%2,307 points
Top 48%
Top 15%3,731 points
Top 15%
Key facts and figures

Big Sky vs Bled vs Courchevel: 35 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
250
Big Sky: 250
2
96

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
Bled
Courchevel
69% 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.
1330meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
1297meters
1880meters

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
23.3km
Champéry: 650km
60km
150km

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
45
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
2
105

6. 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
Bled
Courchevel
88% have it

7. 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
Bled
Courchevel
39% have it

8. Has a ski school

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

9. has smoking ban in public places

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

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.
266km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
38.8km
25km

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
7
Val di Fassa: 188
22
45

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
Bled
Courchevel
38% have it

13. Has toboggan runs

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

14. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Big Sky
Bled
Courchevel
52% have it

15. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
99$
Sansicario: 0$
23.41$
58.1$

16. 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.
1
Ellmau: 70
0
10

17. trails (medium)

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.
65
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
1
34

18. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2073meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
503meters
1350meters

19. 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
Bled
Courchevel
17% have it

20. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3403meters
Claviere: 5774meters
1800meters
3230meters

21. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Big Sky
Bled
Courchevel
30% have it

22. has lake/s

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

23. Is pet-friendly

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
Big Sky
Bled
Courchevel
23% have it

24. Is child friendly

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
Big Sky
Bled
Courchevel
86% have it

25. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
2
Banff Mount Norquay: 25
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