61points

Big White

82points

Whistler Blackcomb

Big White
Whistler Blackcomb
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Big White vs Whistler Blackcomb

Big White
Whistler Blackcomb
61
points
Big White
82
points
Whistler Blackcomb

How does Big White compare to Whistler Blackcomb?

  • 75.8km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    61.2kmvs137km
  • 224.5inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    296inchesvs71.5inches
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?
  • 710meters higher summit
    ?

    2319metersvs1609meters
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
    ?

    9hoursvs8.5hours
  • 6$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    79$vs85$
  • 16inches more snowfall (April)
    ?

    40inchesvs24inches
  • 0.2inches more snowfall (January)
    ?

    46.2inchesvs46inches

How does Whistler Blackcomb compare to Big White?

  • 82 more ski slopes
    ?

    200vs118
  • 1617meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2181metersvs564meters
  • 22.06km bigger skiable area
    ?

    33.06kmvs11km
  • 53 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    72vs19
  • 17 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    17vs0
  • 46 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    110vs64
  • 26 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    30vs4
  • 2 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    35vs33

General info

1.distance from airport
?

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

61.2km

137km

2.mountain height
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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

564meters

2181meters

3.summit height above sealevel
?

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

2319meters

1609meters

4.opening hours
?

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.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

9hours

8.5hours

5.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Big White
Whistler Blackcomb
6.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1755meters

675meters

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

118

200

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

Best

Champéry

650km

11km

33.06km

3.Allows off-piste skiing
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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
Whistler Blackcomb
4.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

64

110

5.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.

Best

Big Sky

150

33

35

6.Offers open cross-country skiing
?

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.

Big White
Whistler Blackcomb

Leisure

1.restaurants
?

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

19

72

2.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.

Best

Ellmau

70

0

17

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

Big White
Whistler Blackcomb
4.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
Whistler Blackcomb
5.Has a bobsled track
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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.

Big White
Whistler Blackcomb
6.Has a golf course
?

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

Big White
Whistler Blackcomb

Facilities

1.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
Whistler Blackcomb
2.hotels and hostels
?

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

4

30

3.Hosts conferences
?

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

Big White
Whistler Blackcomb
4.number of kindergartens
?

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

1

2

5.Has camping facilities
?

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!

Big White
Whistler Blackcomb
6.chalets
?

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

269

3

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall
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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

296inches

71.5inches

2.snowfall december
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Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

52inches

135inches

3.snowfall march
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Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

52.9inches

90inches

4.snowfall april
?

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

40inches

24inches

5.snowfall february
?

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

42.9inches

50inches

6.snowfall january
?

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

46.2inches

46inches

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