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Bled
Courchevel
Vail
Top 48%2,307 points
Top 48%
Top 15%3,731 points
Top 15%
Top 3%4,262 points
Top 3%
Key facts and figures

Bled vs Courchevel vs Vail: 33 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2
Big Sky: 250
96
193

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.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
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.
1297meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
1880meters
1052meters

4. 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.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
88% have it

5. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
94% have it

6. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
105
32

7. 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.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
39% have it

8. 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.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
38% have it

9. 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
10
0

10. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
59% have it

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
22
Val di Fassa: 188
45
33

12. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
52% have it

13. Has toboggan runs

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

14. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
38.8km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
25km
57km

15. 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.
1
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
34
56

16. Is pet-friendly

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
23% have it

17. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
503meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
1350meters
2476meters

18. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
40% have it

19. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
30% have it

20. 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.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
17% have it

21. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
1800meters
Claviere: 5774meters
3230meters
3527meters

22. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
1
Banff Mount Norquay: 25
0
6

23. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
62% have it

24. Is child friendly

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
86% have it

25. trails (easy)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.
1
Champéry: 150
54
35

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