61points

Crested Butte

48points

Sun Valley

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39 facts in comparison

Crested Butte vs Sun Valley

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Sun Valley

How does Crested Butte compare to Sun Valley?

  • 15 more restaurants/bars
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    27vs12
  • 80inches more seasonal snowfall
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    300inchesvs220inches
  • 2 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    2vs0
  • 919meters higher summit
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    3707metersvs2788meters
  • 1 100.00$ cheaper season ticket price
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    899$vs1999$
  • Has night skiing
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  • 3 more snow parks
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    4vs1
  • 1105meters higher base elevation
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    2858metersvs1753meters

How does Sun Valley compare to Crested Butte?

  • Allows off-piste skiing
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  • 9407 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    29717vs20310
  • 3.8km longer ski run
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    6.4kmvs2.6km
  • 32$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    69$vs101$
  • 2 more hostels and hotels
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    2vs0
  • 4 more ski lifts
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    19vs15
  • 1 more cinemas
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    1vs0
  • 3 more museums
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    3vs0

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General info

1.summit height above sealevel

3707meters

2788meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Crested Butte
Sun Valley
Source: city's official website, 2021.
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, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
4.base elevation

2858meters

1753meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
5.Is child friendly
Crested Butte
Sun Valley
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.Is pet-friendly
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Sun Valley
The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
7.has lake/s
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Sun Valley
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
8.Winter olympics host
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Sun Valley
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.

Skiing

1.Allows off-piste skiing
Crested Butte
Sun Valley
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.
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.
3.longest run

2.6km

6.4km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
4.Offers open cross-country skiing
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Sun Valley
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.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
6.Has a ski school
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Sun Valley
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
8.season pass price

899$

1 999.00$

The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.
9.Has night skiing
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Sun Valley
Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
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.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
7.Has a spa
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Sun Valley
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
8.Has a bobsled track
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Sun Valley
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.
9.Has an ice rink
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Sun Valley
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
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.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.
5.Hosts conferences
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Sun Valley
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
7.Has camping facilities
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Sun Valley
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

220inches

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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