60points

Crested Butte

45points

Whitefish

Crested Butte
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44 facts in comparison

Crested Butte vs Whitefish

Crested Butte
Whitefish

How does Crested Butte compare to Whitefish?

  • 19 more ski slopes
    ?

    121vs102
  • 19 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    27vs8
  • 18510 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    20310vs1800
  • 2hours longer opening hours
    ?

    9hoursvs7hours
  • 7 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    25vs18
  • 1629meters higher summit
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    3707metersvs2078meters
  • 241$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    899$vs1140$
  • 1 more ski lifts
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    15vs14

How does Whitefish compare to Crested Butte?

  • 13 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    39vs26
  • Allows off-piste skiing
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  • 5 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    42vs37
  • 2.7km longer ski run
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    5.3kmvs2.6km
  • 32$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    69$vs101$
  • 2 more museums
    ?

    2vs0
  • 1 more air lifts
    ?

    12vs11
  • 1 more theaters
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    1vs0

General info

1.opening hours

9hours

7hours

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.
2.summit height above sealevel

3707meters

2078meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Crested Butte
Whitefish
Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.Is child friendly
Crested Butte
Whitefish
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
5.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Crested Butte
Whitefish
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.
6.base elevation

2858meters

1361meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

121

102

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

26

39

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.ski lifts total capacity

20310

1800

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.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Crested Butte
Whitefish
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.
5.Has a ski school
Crested Butte
Whitefish
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Crested Butte
Whitefish
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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

27

8

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

2

2

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

2

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

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
6.Has a spa
Crested Butte
Whitefish
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Facilities

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

0

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

3

100

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

1

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
Whitefish
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

300inches

300inches

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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