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Girdwood

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Girdwood review: 45 facts and highlights

Girdwood

Why is Girdwood better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    76vs60.8
  • Distance from airport
    67.4kmvs107.39km
  • Trails (difficult)
    61vs16.98
  • Seasonal snowfall
    650inchesvs313.71inches
  • Trails (medium)
    40vs24.57
  • Number of museums
    1vs0.97
  • Opening hours
    11hoursvs7.82hours
  • Hiking trails
    17vs8.75

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General info

1.distance from airport

67.4km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

2.base elevation

80meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

3.summit height above sealevel

1200meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.Winter olympics host
Girdwood

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.

For example

Ski Portillo

5.has lake/s
Girdwood

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

6.has smoking ban in public places
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Source: city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

76

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Girdwood

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.

3.Has a ski school
Girdwood

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
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Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

5.ski pass daily

70$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

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Sansicario

0$

6.Has toboggan runs
Girdwood

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.

For example

Taos

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Leisure

1.restaurants

7

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

1

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.

Best

Ellmau

70

3.Has ice climbing areas
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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.

4.Has snowmobile circuit
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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.

5.Has an ice rink
Girdwood

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

For example

Sun Valley

6.Has a bobsled track
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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.

For example

Kirkwood

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Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Girdwood

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

2.hotels and hostels

1

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
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The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

4.Has camping facilities
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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!

5.number of kindergartens

0

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.

Best

Les Arcs

6

6.number of five star hotels

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

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Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

650inches

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

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