vs
Davos
Vail
Top 19%334 points
Top 19%
Top 12%362 points
Top 12%
Key facts and figures

Davos vs Vail: 45 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
85
Big Sky: 250
193

2. 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.
Davos
Vail
69% have it

3. mountain height

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.
1724meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
1052meters

4. 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.
Davos
Vail
88% have it

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
102
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
32

6. 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.
Davos
Vail
39% have it

7. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Davos
Vail
94% have it

8. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Davos
Vail
59% have it

9. 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.
Davos
Vail
38% have it

10. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
148km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
57km

11. Has toboggan runs

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

12. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
15km
Zermatt: 25km
6.4km

13. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
57
Val di Fassa: 188
33

14. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Davos
Vail
52% have it

15. 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.
50
Ellmau: 70
0

16. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Davos
Vail
40% have it

17. Is pet-friendly

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
Davos
Vail
23% have it

18. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Davos
Vail
30% have it

19. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
61inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
63inches

20. trails (medium)

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.
40
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
56

21. trails (difficult)

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.
21
Big Sky: 150
102

22. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
35inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
59inches

23. 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.
64421
Val Gardena: 115238
53381

24. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1500meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
2476meters

25. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2843meters
Claviere: 5774meters
3527meters

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