66points

Heavenly

64points

Kirkwood

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Heavenly vs Kirkwood

Heavenly
Kirkwood
Heavenly
Kirkwood
66
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64
points

Why is Heavenly better than Kirkwood?

Why is Kirkwood better than Heavenly?

  • 407meters higher base elevation
    2400metersvs1993meters
  • Has ice climbing areas
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    1vs0
  • Winter olympics host
  • 140inches more seasonal snowfall
    500inchesvs360inches
  • Has a bobsled track
  • 3 more chalets
    7vs4
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
    8hoursvs7.5hours

Key facts and figures

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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.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.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3.base elevation

1993meters

2400meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.Winter olympics host
Heavenly
Kirkwood

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.

5.has lake/s
Heavenly
Kirkwood

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

6.has smoking ban in public places
Heavenly
Kirkwood

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

97

65

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

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.

3.Has a ski school
Heavenly
Kirkwood

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.Offers open cross-country skiing
Heavenly
Kirkwood

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.

5.longest run

8.9km

4km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Best

Zermatt

25km

6.Has toboggan runs
Heavenly
Kirkwood

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

Leisure

1.restaurants

26

12

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

0

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
Heavenly
Kirkwood

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 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.

5.Has snowmobile circuit
Heavenly
Kirkwood

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.

6.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.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Heavenly
Kirkwood

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

5

1

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Heavenly
Kirkwood

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

4.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!

5.chalets

4

7

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.

Best

Big White

269

6.number of kindergartens

3

2

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

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.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

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