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.
2. 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
3. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
4. 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.
5. longest run
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
6. 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: 0.03km
7. Has night skiing
Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
51% have it
8. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
9. 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.
10. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
11. 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
12. has lake/s
Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
40% have it
13. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% have it
14. 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.