65points

Heavenly

49points

Kirkwood

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44 facts in comparison

Heavenly vs Kirkwood

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Kirkwood

How does Heavenly compare to Kirkwood?

  • 32 more ski slopes
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    97vs65
  • 14 more restaurants/bars
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    26vs12
  • 475meters higher mountain height
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    1075metersvs600meters
  • 12 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    44vs32
  • 34095 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    52000vs17905
  • 11 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    34vs23
  • 4.9km longer ski run
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    8.9kmvs4km
  • 9 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    19vs10

How does Kirkwood compare to Heavenly?

  • 140inches more seasonal snowfall
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    500inchesvs360inches
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
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    8hoursvs7.5hours
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    1vs0
  • 3 more chalets
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    7vs4
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • 407meters higher base elevation
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    2400metersvs1993meters
  • Has a bobsled track
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  • Has ice climbing areas
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General info

1.mountain height

1075meters

600meters

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.opening hours

7.5hours

8hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
3.summit height above sealevel

3068meters

3000meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
6.months open yearly

5months

5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
7.base elevation

1993meters

2400meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
8.Is child friendly
Heavenly
Kirkwood
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
9.Is pet-friendly
Heavenly
Kirkwood
The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.

Skiing

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.Allows off-piste skiing
Heavenly
Kirkwood
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.
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.
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.
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.
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.
8.Has a ski school
Heavenly
Kirkwood
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
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.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
6.Has a spa
Heavenly
Kirkwood
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
7.Has a bobsled track
Heavenly
Kirkwood
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.
8.Has an ice rink
Heavenly
Kirkwood
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
9.Has a golf course
Heavenly
Kirkwood
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
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.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.
5.Hosts conferences
Heavenly
Kirkwood
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
6.Has camping facilities
Heavenly
Kirkwood
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!

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

360inches

500inches

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

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