82points

Breckenridge

72points

Steamboat

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Breckenridge vs Steamboat

Breckenridge
Steamboat
Breckenridge
Steamboat

Why is Breckenridge better than Steamboat?

  • 168.5km closer to nearest airport
    117.5kmvs286km
  • Has ice climbing areas
  • Has lake/s
  • Has an ice rink
  • 580$ cheaper season ticket price
    729$vs1309$
  • Has camping facilities

Why is Steamboat better than Breckenridge?

  • 10 more ski slopes
    165vs155
  • 11 more hostels and hotels
    14vs3
  • Has night skiing
  • Winter olympics host
  • 21 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    69vs48
  • 1hours longer opening hours
    8hoursvs7hours
  • 71 more chalets
    75vs4

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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.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

2.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.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3.base elevation

2926meters

2103meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.Winter olympics host
Breckenridge
Steamboat

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.

5.has lake/s
Breckenridge
Steamboat

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

6.has smoking ban in public places
Breckenridge
Steamboat

Source: city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

155

165

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.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.

3.Has a ski school
Breckenridge
Steamboat

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
Breckenridge
Steamboat

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

5.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.

Best

Zermatt

25km

6.Has toboggan runs
Breckenridge
Steamboat

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.

For example

Taos

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Leisure

1.restaurants

62

22

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
Breckenridge
Steamboat

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.

3.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.

For example

Kirkwood

4.Has an ice rink
Breckenridge
Steamboat

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

5.Has snowmobile circuit
Breckenridge
Steamboat

A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

6.Has a golf course
Breckenridge
Steamboat

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

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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.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Breckenridge
Steamboat

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

4.Has camping facilities
Breckenridge
Steamboat

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.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, 2018.

Best

Les Arcs

6

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.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

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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.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

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