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.
16. number of kindergartens
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.
Les Arcs: 6
17. opening hours
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.
Sky Resort: 13hours
18. Has an ice rink
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
62% have it
19. hiking trails
Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
20. ski lifts total
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
21. snow parks
A snow park is similar to a traditional skate park, designed especially for winter sports. It has various rails, jumps and jibs so that skiers and snowboarders can perform tricks.
Stowe Mountain: 12
22. number of theaters
Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Banff Mount Norquay: 15
23. months open yearly
A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.