77points

Big Sky

78points

Breckenridge

Big Sky
Breckenridge
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45 facts in comparison

Big Sky vs Breckenridge

Big Sky
Breckenridge

How does Big Sky compare to Breckenridge?

  • 95 more ski slopes
    ?

    250vs155
  • 294meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1330metersvs1036meters
  • 47inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    400inchesvs353inches
  • 17 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    65vs48
  • 65 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    150vs85
  • 4.4km longer ski run
    ?

    10kmvs5.6km
  • 13 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    35vs22
  • 4 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    7vs3

How does Breckenridge compare to Big Sky?

  • 17 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    62vs45
  • 148.5km closer to nearest airport
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    117.5kmvs266km
  • 13880 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    42880vs29000
  • 559meters higher summit
    ?

    3962metersvs3403meters
  • 1 more museums
    ?

    3vs2
  • 770$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    729$vs1499$
  • 4 more ski lifts
    ?

    33vs29
  • 853meters higher base elevation
    ?

    2926metersvs2073meters

General info

1.mountain height

1330meters

1036meters

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

266km

117.5km

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

7hours

7hours

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

3403meters

3962meters

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
Big Sky
Breckenridge
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.base elevation

2073meters

2926meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

250

155

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

65

48

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

29000

42880

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
Big Sky
Breckenridge
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.Has a ski school
Big Sky
Breckenridge
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Big Sky
Breckenridge
Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

Leisure

1.restaurants

45

62

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.number of museums

2

3

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

1

1

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

1

0

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

8

3

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
Big Sky
Breckenridge
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
Big Sky
Breckenridge
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

3

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

19

4

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

1

1

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
Big Sky
Breckenridge
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

400inches

353inches

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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