60points

Crested Butte

63points

Keystone

Crested Butte
Keystone
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44 facts in comparison

Crested Butte vs Keystone

Crested Butte
Keystone

How does Crested Butte compare to Keystone?

  • 98.7km closer to nearest airport
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    49.5kmvs148.2km
  • 65inches more seasonal snowfall
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    300inchesvs235inches
  • 1.5hours longer opening hours
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    9hoursvs7.5hours
  • 7 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    25vs18
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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  • 29meters higher base elevation
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    2858metersvs2829meters

How does Keystone compare to Crested Butte?

  • 10 more ski slopes
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    131vs121
  • 4 more restaurants/bars
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    31vs27
  • 12 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    38vs26
  • Allows off-piste skiing
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  • 11865 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    32175vs20310
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    3vs2
  • 38 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    75vs37
  • 3km longer ski run
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    5.6kmvs2.6km

General info

1.distance from airport

49.5km

148.2km

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

9hours

7.5hours

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

3707meters

3782meters

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
Crested Butte
Keystone
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.months open yearly

4months

6months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
6.Is child friendly
Crested Butte
Keystone
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

121

131

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

26

38

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
Crested Butte
Keystone
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

20310

32175

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.Offers open cross-country skiing
Crested Butte
Keystone
Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.
6.trails (difficult)

37

75

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

27

31

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

2

3

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.
3.number of museums

0

0

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

0

0

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.number of theaters

0

0

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

3

31

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Crested Butte
Keystone
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

0

1

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

3

33

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

3

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
Crested Butte
Keystone
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
6.Has camping facilities
Crested Butte
Keystone
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!

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

300inches

235inches

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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