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.
69% have it
2. skiable area
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
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.
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
5. 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.
88% have it
6. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% 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.
39% have it
8. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% have it
9. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
10. hotels and hostels
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Val di Fassa: 188
11. 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.
12. has smoking ban in public places
Source: city's official website, 2018.
59% have it
13. Has night skiing
Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
52% have it
14. distance from airport
A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.