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Ellmau
Big Sky
Top 54%188 points
Top 54%
Top 1%410 points
Top 1%
Key facts and figures

Ellmau vs Big Sky: 38 facts in comparison

1. 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.
Ellmau
Big Sky
69% have it

2. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
279km
Champéry: 650km
23.3km

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.
1337meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
1330meters

4. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Ellmau
Big Sky
94% have it

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
70
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
45

6. 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.
Ellmau
Big Sky
88% have it

7. 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.
Ellmau
Big Sky
39% have it

8. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Ellmau
Big Sky
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.
Ellmau
Big Sky
38% have it

10. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
60.15$
Sansicario: 0$
99$

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
11
Val di Fassa: 188
7

12. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
87km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
266km

13. 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.
70
Ellmau: 70
1

14. Has toboggan runs

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

15. Has night skiing

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

16. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
620meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
2073meters

17. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
1957meters
Claviere: 5774meters
3403meters

18. 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.
Ellmau
Big Sky
17% have it

19. Is pet-friendly

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

20. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Ellmau
Big Sky
40% have it

21. Hosts conferences

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

22. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
0
Banff Mount Norquay: 25
2

23. chalets

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.
3
Big White: 269
19

24. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Ellmau
Big Sky
62% have it

25. ski lifts (air)

Air lifts describe all off-ground types of ski lift, such as cable cars or chair lifts. These are better, particular for travelling long distances, as they can transport skiers faster and in larger quantities than surface lifts.
50
Champéry: 102
22

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