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Big White review: 51 facts and highlights

Big White
Big White
70
points

Why is Big White better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    118vs60.8
  • Distance from airport
    61.2kmvs107.39km
  • Base elevation
    1755metersvs1405.75meters
  • Longest run
    7.2kmvs6.68km
  • Trails (difficult)
    33vs16.98
  • Trails (medium)
    64vs24.57
  • Snowfall december
    52inchesvs40.47inches
  • Number of cinemas
    3vs0.67

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

564meters

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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

61.2km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.base elevation

1755meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

2319meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.Winter olympics host
Big White

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.

For example

Ski Portillo

6.has lake/s
Big White

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

118

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Big White

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.

3.skiable area

11km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Big White

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Big White

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

6.ski pass daily

79$

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

Best

Sansicario

0$

Leisure

1.restaurants

19

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

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.

Best

Ellmau

70

3.Has ice climbing areas
Big White

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.

4.Has a bobsled track
Big White

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.

For example

Kirkwood

5.Has an ice rink
Big White

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

6.Has a golf course
Big White

The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

For example

Sun Valley

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Big White

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

4

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Big White

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

4.Has camping facilities
Big White

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!

5.chalets

269

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.

Best

Big White

269

6.number of five star hotels

6

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

Snowfall

1.snowfall march

52.9inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

2.snowfall april

40inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

3.snowfall december

52inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

4.seasonal snowfall

296inches

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

5.snowfall february

42.9inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

6.snowfall january

46.2inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

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