The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
Big Sky: 250
2. 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.
3. skiable area
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
4. 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.
68% have it
5. 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
6. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
7. longest run
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
8. has lake/s
Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
40% have it
9. trails (difficult)
High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
Big Sky: 150
10. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% have it
11. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
12. 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
13. snowfall march
Average snowfall in the month of March.
14. trails (medium)
Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
15. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
16. has smoking ban in public places
Source: city's official website, 2017.
59% have it
17. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
18. Has snowmobile circuit
A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.
27% have it
19. months open yearly
A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
20. 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
21. Has a spa
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
66% have it
22. snowfall april
Average snowfall in the month of April.
23. number of five star hotels
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
Park City Mountain: 9
24. trails (easy)
Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners or people with low ability.
25. 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!