vs
Big Sky
Wengen
Top 1%410 points
Top 1%
Top 43%234 points
Top 43%
Key facts and figures

Big Sky vs Wengen: 51 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
250
Big Sky: 250
53

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
Wengen
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
1046meters

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
23.3km
Champéry: 650km
112km

5. Has a ski school

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

6. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
45
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
28

7. 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
Wengen
39% have it

8. 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
Wengen
88% have it

9. 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
11

10. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
10km
Zermatt: 25km
15km

11. 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
65km

12. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
7
Val di Fassa: 188
21

13. 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
Wengen
38% have it

14. Has toboggan runs

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

15. has smoking ban in public places

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

16. Has night skiing

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

17. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
99$
Sansicario: 0$
63$

18. has lake/s

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

19. Is pet-friendly

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
Big Sky
Wengen
23% have it

20. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2073meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
944meters

21. 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
20200

22. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
82.6inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
54.7inches

23. Hosts conferences

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

24. 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
Wengen
17% have it

25. trails (difficult)

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.
150
Big Sky: 150
11

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