The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
Big Sky: 250
2. 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.
38% have it
3. skiable area
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
4. distance from airport
A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
Smugglers Notch: 0.033km
5. trails (difficult)
High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
Big Sky: 150
6. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% have it
7. 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
8. 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.
17% have it
9. Has night skiing
Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
51% have it
10. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
11. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
12. snowfall march
Average snowfall in the month of March.
13. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
14. hotels and hostels
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Val di Fassa: 188
15. trails (medium)
Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
16. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
17. Has a bobsled track
This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.
6% have it
18. 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.
37% have it
19. Is child friendly
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
85% have it
20. Has camping facilities
Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!
61% have it
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.
Big White: 269
22. number of kindergartens
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2017.
Les Arcs: 6
23. months open yearly
A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
24. 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
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.