77points

Big Sky

49points

Sun Valley

Big Sky
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39 facts in comparison

Big Sky vs Sun Valley

Big Sky
Sun Valley

How does Big Sky compare to Sun Valley?

  • 33 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    45vs12
  • 180inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    400inchesvs220inches
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    1vs0
  • 3.6km longer ski run
    ?

    10kmvs6.4km
  • 615meters higher summit
    ?

    3403metersvs2788meters
  • 500$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 499.00$vs1999$
  • Has toboggan runs
    ?
  • 5 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    7vs2

How does Sun Valley compare to Big Sky?

  • 717 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    29717vs29000
  • 30$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    69$vs99$
  • 1 more museums
    ?

    3vs2
  • 3 more hiking trails
    ?

    11vs8
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
    ?

General info

1.summit height above sealevel

3403meters

2788meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Big Sky
Sun Valley
Source: city's official website, 2020.
3.Is child friendly
Big Sky
Sun Valley
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
4.base elevation

2073meters

1753meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
5.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Big Sky
Sun Valley
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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
6.Is pet-friendly
Big Sky
Sun Valley
The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.

Skiing

1.Allows off-piste skiing
Big Sky
Sun Valley
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.
2.ski lifts total capacity

29000

29717

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.
3.longest run

10km

6.4km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
4.Has a ski school
Big Sky
Sun Valley
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
5.Offers open cross-country skiing
Big Sky
Sun Valley
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.
6.ski pass daily

99$

69$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

Leisure

1.restaurants

45

12

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

1

0

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.
3.number of cinemas

1

1

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

2

3

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

1

1

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

8

11

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Big Sky
Sun Valley
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

2

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

19

16

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
Sun Valley
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

220inches

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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