Big Sky vs Whistler Blackcomb: 54 facts in comparison
1. ski slopes
The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
Big Sky: 250
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.
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.
4. skiable area
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
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.
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.
39% have it
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
8. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
9. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
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.
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
11. hotels and hostels
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Val di Fassa: 188
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.
38% have it
13. Has night skiing
Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
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.