78points

Big Sky

46points

Whitefish

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46 facts in comparison

Big Sky vs Whitefish

Big Sky
Whitefish

How does Big Sky compare to Whitefish?

  • 148 more ski slopes
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    250vs102
  • 11.1km bigger skiable area
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    23.3kmvs12.2km
  • 100inches more seasonal snowfall
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    400inchesvs300inches
  • 37 more restaurants/bars
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    45vs8
  • 613meters higher mountain height
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    1330metersvs717meters
  • 26 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    65vs39
  • 27200 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    29000vs1800
  • 108 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    150vs42

How does Whitefish compare to Big Sky?

  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    2vs1
  • 30$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    69$vs99$
  • 359$ cheaper season ticket price
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    1 140.00$vs1499$
  • 81 more chalets
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    100vs19
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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General info

1.mountain height

1330meters

717meters

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.
2.opening hours

7hours

7hours

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

3403meters

2078meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
5.Is child friendly
Big Sky
Whitefish
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
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, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
7.base elevation

2073meters

1361meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
8.Is pet-friendly
Big Sky
Whitefish
The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
9.has lake/s
Big Sky
Whitefish
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.

Skiing

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.skiable area

23.3km

12.2km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
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.
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.
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.
6.Allows off-piste skiing
Big Sky
Whitefish
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.
7.longest run

10km

5.3km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
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.
9.Has a ski school
Big Sky
Whitefish
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
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.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
5.Has a spa
Big Sky
Whitefish
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
7.Has a bobsled track
Big Sky
Whitefish
This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.
8.Has an ice rink
Big Sky
Whitefish
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
9.Has a golf course
Big Sky
Whitefish
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
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.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.
5.Hosts conferences
Big Sky
Whitefish
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
7.Has camping facilities
Big Sky
Whitefish
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!

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

400inches

300inches

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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