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
16. has lake/s
Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
40% have it
17. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% have it
18. 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
19. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
20. 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
21. Hosts conferences
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
29% have it
22. ski lifts total
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
23. 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.
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
25. season pass price
The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.