Crested Butte
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Key facts and figures

Crested Butte: 52 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
121
Big Sky: 250

2. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
49.5km
Smugglers Notch: 0.033km

3. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
27
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

4. 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.
Crested Butte
38% have it

5. 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.
Crested Butte
68% have it

6. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
2.6km
Zermatt: 25km

7. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Crested Butte
40% have it

8. trails (difficult)

High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
37
Big Sky: 150

9. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Crested Butte
51% have it

10. 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.
2
Ellmau: 70

11. 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.
Crested Butte
17% have it

12. Has toboggan runs

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

13. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
101$
Sansicario: 0$

14. 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.
Crested Butte
88% have it

15. Has a bobsled track

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.
Crested Butte
6% have it

16. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3707meters
Claviere: 5774meters

17. trails (medium)

Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
26
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

18. 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.
20310
Val Gardena: 115238

19. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
31.9inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches

20. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Crested Butte
59% have it

21. 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.
300inches
Alyeska: 650inches

22. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Crested Butte
94% have it

23. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2858meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

24. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
0
Val di Fassa: 188

25. 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.
Crested Butte
37% have it

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