Big Sky


Jackson Hole

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Jackson Hole

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Big Sky vs Jackson Hole

Big Sky
Jackson Hole

How does Big Sky compare to Jackson Hole?

  • 134 more ski slopes

  • 13.3km bigger skiable area

  • 170km closer to nearest airport

  • 35 more restaurants/bars

  • 69meters higher mountain height

  • 19 more ski trails (medium difficulty)

  • 11167 larger uphill capacity per hour

  • 92 more ski trails (high difficulty)


How does Jackson Hole compare to Big Sky?

  • 59inches more seasonal snowfall

  • 2 more restaurants/bars on the slopes

  • 26$ cheaper average daily ski pass price

  • 24 more hostels and hotels

  • 2 more cinemas

  • 5 more five star hotels


General info

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
2.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.
3.opening hours



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



The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
6.Is child friendly
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The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
8.months open yearly



A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
9.base elevation



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


The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.skiable area



The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
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.
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.
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.Allows off-piste skiing
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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.
7.longest run



The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
8.Offers open cross-country skiing
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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.
9.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.


More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
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.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
5.Has a spa
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After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
8.Has a bobsled track
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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.
9.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.


The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
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.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.
5.Hosts conferences
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The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
7.Has camping facilities
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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!


1.seasonal snowfall



The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
2.snowfall december



Average snowfall in the month of December.
3.snowfall february



Average snowfall in the month of February.
4.snowfall march



Average snowfall in the month of March.
5.snowfall january



Average snowfall in the month of January.
6.snowfall april



Average snowfall in the month of April.

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