78points

Breckenridge

82points

Vail

Breckenridge
Vail
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44 facts in comparison

Breckenridge vs Vail

Breckenridge
Vail
78
points
Breckenridge
82
points
Vail

How does Breckenridge compare to Vail?

  • 30 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    62vs32
  • 5inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    353inchesvs348inches
  • 435meters higher summit
    ?

    3962metersvs3527meters
  • 450meters higher base elevation
    ?

    2926metersvs2476meters
  • 1 more chalets
    ?

    4vs3
  • Has camping facilities
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How does Vail compare to Breckenridge?

  • 38 more ski slopes
    ?

    193vs155
  • 16meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1052metersvs1036meters
  • 60.5km closer to nearest airport
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    57kmvs117.5km
  • 8 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    56vs48
  • 10501 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    53381vs42880
  • 17 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    102vs85
  • 0.8km longer ski run
    ?

    6.4kmvs5.6km
  • 2hours longer opening hours
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    9hoursvs7hours

General info

1.mountain height

1036meters

1052meters

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.
2.distance from airport

117.5km

57km

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

7hours

9hours

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.
4.summit height above sealevel

3962meters

3527meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Breckenridge
Vail
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Breckenridge
Vail
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.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

155

193

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

48

56

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.Allows off-piste skiing
Breckenridge
Vail
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.
4.ski lifts total capacity

42880

53381

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.
5.Has a ski school
Breckenridge
Vail
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.trails (difficult)

85

102

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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

62

32

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

3

6

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

1

2

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

3

6

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
Vail
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
6.Has a bobsled track
Breckenridge
Vail
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
Vail
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

33

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

4

3

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

2

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
Vail
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

348inches

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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