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. trails (difficult)
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
Big Sky: 150
5. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
6. 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.
7. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% 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. trails (medium)
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
10. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
11. snowfall december
Average snowfall in the month of December.
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
12. snowfall march
Average snowfall in the month of March.
13. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
14. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
85% have it
18. trails (easy)
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners or people with low ability.
19. ski lifts total
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
20. 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
21. snowfall november
Average snowfall in the month of November.
Whistler Blackcomb: 85inches
22. months open yearly
A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.