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Breckenridge
Steamboat
Top 27%299 points
Top 27%
Top 35%268 points
Top 35%
Key facts and figures

Breckenridge vs Steamboat: 43 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
155
Big Sky: 250
165

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.
Breckenridge
Steamboat
69% have it

3. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Breckenridge
Steamboat
94% have it

4. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
62
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
22

5. 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.
Breckenridge
Steamboat
39% have it

6. 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.
Breckenridge
Steamboat
88% have it

7. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
3
Val di Fassa: 188
14

8. Has toboggan runs

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

9. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Breckenridge
Steamboat
59% have it

10. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
5.6km
Zermatt: 25km
4.8km

11. 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.
Breckenridge
Steamboat
38% have it

12. Has night skiing

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

13. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
117.5km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
286km

14. seasonal snowfall

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
353inches
Alyeska: 650inches
349inches

15. 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.
85
Big Sky: 150
72

16. has lake/s

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

17. 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.
Breckenridge
Steamboat
17% have it

18. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3962meters
Claviere: 5774meters
3224meters

19. 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.
42880
Val Gardena: 115238
41465

20. Is pet-friendly

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

21. Hosts conferences

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

22. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2926meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
2103meters

23. 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.
48
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
69

24. number of five star hotels

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
0
Park City Mountain: 9
0

25. number of kindergartens

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.
1
Les Arcs: 6
1

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