vs
Big Sky
Jackson Hole
Top 1%410 points
Top 1%
Top 41%242 points
Top 41%
Key facts and figures

Big Sky vs Jackson Hole: 54 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
250
Big Sky: 250
116

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
Jackson Hole
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
1261meters

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
23.3km
Champéry: 650km
10km

5. 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
Jackson Hole
88% have it

6. 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
39% have it

7. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
45
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
10

8. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Big Sky
Jackson Hole
94% have it

9. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
99$
Sansicario: 0$
73$

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
436km

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
7
Val di Fassa: 188
31

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
Jackson Hole
38% have it

13. Has night skiing

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

14. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
10km
Zermatt: 25km
7.2km

15. has smoking ban in public places

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

16. Has toboggan runs

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

17. 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
3

18. 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
3185meters

19. 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.
29000
Val Gardena: 115238
17833

20. has lake/s

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

21. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
82.6inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
10inches

22. Hosts conferences

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

23. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2073meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
1924meters

24. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
32.2inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
7inches

25. 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
Jackson Hole
17% have it

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