Four Valleys vs Garmisch-Classic: 30 facts in comparison
1. ski slopes
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. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% have it
6. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
7. 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
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 a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
11. 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
12. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
13. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.