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.
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
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. trails (difficult)
High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
Big Sky: 150
7. 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
8. longest run
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
9. trails (medium)
Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
10. snowfall march
Average snowfall in the month of March.
11. has smoking ban in public places
Source: city's official website, 2017.
59% have it
12. hotels and hostels
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Val di Fassa: 188
13. seasonal snowfall
The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
14. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
15. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
16. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
17. 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
18. snowfall april
Average snowfall in the month of April.
19. number of theaters
Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Banff Mount Norquay: 15
20. 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
21. trails (easy)
Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners or people with low ability.
22. snowfall november
Average snowfall in the month of November.
Whistler Blackcomb: 85inches
23. snowfall december
Average snowfall in the month of December.
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
24. snowfall january
Average snowfall in the month of January.
25. Is child friendly
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.