76points

Big Sky

45points

Jackson Hole

Big Sky
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54 facts in comparison

Big Sky vs Jackson Hole

Big Sky
Jackson Hole
76
points
Big Sky
45
points
Jackson Hole

How does Big Sky compare to Jackson Hole?

  • 134 more ski slopes
    ?

    250vs116
  • 170km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    266kmvs436km
  • 13.3km bigger skiable area
    ?

    23.3kmvs10km
  • 35 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    45vs10
  • 69meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1330metersvs1261meters
  • Allows off-piste skiing
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  • 19 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    65vs46
  • 11167 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    29000vs17833

How does Jackson Hole compare to Big Sky?

  • 59inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    459inchesvs400inches
  • 2 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    3vs1
  • 24 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    31vs7
  • 26$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    73$vs99$
  • 2 more cinemas
    ?

    3vs1
  • 5 more five star hotels
    ?

    5vs0

General info

1.distance from airport
?

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

266km

436km

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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

1330meters

1261meters

3.opening hours
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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.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

7hours

7hours

4.has smoking ban in public places
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Source: city's official website, 2020.

Big Sky
Jackson Hole
5.summit height above sealevel
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The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3403meters

3185meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

2073meters

1924meters

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

250

116

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

Best

Champéry

650km

23.3km

10km

3.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

65

46

4.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.

Big Sky
Jackson Hole
5.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.

Best

Val Gardena

115238

29000

17833

6.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Big Sky
Jackson Hole

Leisure

1.restaurants
?

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

45

10

2.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.

Best

Ellmau

70

1

3

3.Has snowmobile circuit
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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.

Big Sky
Jackson Hole
4.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.

Big Sky
Jackson Hole
5.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
Jackson Hole
6.Has a golf course
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The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Big Sky
Jackson Hole

Facilities

1.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
Jackson Hole
2.hotels and hostels
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With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

7

31

3.Hosts conferences
?

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

Big Sky
Jackson Hole
4.number of kindergartens
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Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.

Best

Les Arcs

6

1

0

5.Has camping facilities
?

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!

Big Sky
Jackson Hole
6.chalets
?

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.

Best

Big White

269

19

9

Snowfall

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

Best

Alyeska

650inches

400inches

459inches

2.snowfall december
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Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

32.2inches

7inches

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

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

76.7inches

14inches

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

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

82.6inches

10inches

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

Best

Engelberg

135inches

38.5inches

12inches

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

Best

Gstaad

196inches

33inches

1inches

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