Big White
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Key facts and figures

Big White: 51 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
118
Big Sky: 250

2. 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.
564meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

3. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
11km
Champéry: 650km

4. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
19
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

5. 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 White
68% have it

6. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
61.2km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

7. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
79$
Sansicario: 0$

8. 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.
0
Ellmau: 70

9. longest run

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

10. 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 White
38% have it

11. has lake/s

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

12. trails (medium)

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.
64
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

13. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2319meters
Claviere: 5774meters

14. Has a ski school

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

15. Has toboggan runs

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

16. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1755meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

17. 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.
28000
Val Gardena: 115238

18. 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 White
17% have it

19. 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 White
88% have it

20. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
4
Val di Fassa: 188

21. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
52inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches

22. 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 White
37% have it

23. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
52.9inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches

24. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Big White
51% 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.
33
Big Sky: 150

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