Gryon
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Key facts and figures

Gryon: 44 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
78
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.
1800meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

3. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
31
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

4. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
110km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

5. 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.
Gryon
68% have it

6. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
125km
Champéry: 650km

7. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Gryon
53% have it

8. 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.
Gryon
88% have it

9. 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.
20
Ellmau: 70

10. 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.
9
Big Sky: 150

11. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
52$
Sansicario: 0$

12. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Gryon
40% have it

13. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
14km
Zermatt: 25km

14. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Gryon
59% have it

15. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3100meters
Claviere: 5774meters

16. 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.
Gryon
37% have it

17. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1300meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

18. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
2
Val di Fassa: 188

19. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Gryon
94% have it

20. ski lifts total capacity

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
38300
Val Gardena: 115238

21. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
38.5inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches

22. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
75.9inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches

23. 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.
37
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

24. Is child friendly

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
Gryon
85% have it

25. months open yearly

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
5months
Samnaun: 10months
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