78points

Breckenridge

66points

Steamboat

Breckenridge
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43 facts in comparison

Breckenridge vs Steamboat

Breckenridge
Steamboat
78
points
Breckenridge
66
points
Steamboat

How does Breckenridge compare to Steamboat?

  • 40 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    62vs22
  • 168.5km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    117.5kmvs286km
  • 4inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    353inchesvs349inches
  • 1415 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    42880vs41465
  • 13 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    85vs72
  • 0.8km longer ski run
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    5.6kmvs4.8km
  • 1 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    22vs21
  • 738meters higher summit
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    3962metersvs3224meters

How does Steamboat compare to Breckenridge?

  • 10 more ski slopes
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    165vs155
  • 21 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    69vs48
  • 1hours longer opening hours
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    8hoursvs7hours
  • 11 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    14vs3
  • Has night skiing
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  • 71 more chalets
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    75vs4
  • Winter olympics host
    ?

General info

1.distance from airport

117.5km

286km

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

7hours

8hours

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

3962meters

3224meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Breckenridge
Steamboat
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Breckenridge
Steamboat
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
6.base elevation

2926meters

2103meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

155

165

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.trails (medium)

48

69

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.
3.ski lifts total capacity

42880

41465

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.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Breckenridge
Steamboat
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.
5.trails (difficult)

85

72

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.
6.longest run

5.6km

4.8km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Leisure

1.restaurants

62

22

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

1

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
3.number of museums

3

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.hiking trails

3

1

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
5.Has a spa
Breckenridge
Steamboat
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
6.Has a bobsled track
Breckenridge
Steamboat
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.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Breckenridge
Steamboat
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

3

14

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

4

75

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.
4.number of kindergartens

1

1

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
5.Hosts conferences
Breckenridge
Steamboat
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
6.number of five star hotels

0

0

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

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

353inches

349inches

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

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