66points

Heavenly

61points

Squaw Valley

Heavenly
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45 facts in comparison

Heavenly vs Squaw Valley

Heavenly
Squaw Valley

How does Heavenly compare to Squaw Valley?

  • 525meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1075metersvs550meters
  • 16 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    26vs10
  • 100km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    89kmvs189km
  • 4 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    44vs40
  • 36000 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    52000vs16000
  • 3.4km longer ski run
    ?

    8.9kmvs5.5km
  • 435meters higher summit
    ?

    3068metersvs2633meters
  • 1 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    5vs4

How does Squaw Valley compare to Heavenly?

  • 3 more ski slopes
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    100vs97
  • 135inches more seasonal snowfall
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    495inchesvs360inches
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    1vs0
  • 1 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    35vs34
  • 1.5hours longer opening hours
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    9hoursvs7.5hours
  • 6 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    25vs19
  • 4 more cinemas
    ?

    5vs1
  • Has night skiing
    ?

General info

1.mountain height

1075meters

550meters (Alpine Meadows)

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.distance from airport

89km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
3.opening hours

7.5hours

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.
4.summit height above sealevel

3068meters

2633meters (Alpine Meadows)

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Heavenly
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Heavenly
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

97

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.trails (medium)

44

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.
3.Allows off-piste skiing
Heavenly
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
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.
4.ski lifts total capacity

52000

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.
5.longest run

8.9km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
6.trails (difficult)

34

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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

26

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.restaurants on the slopes

0

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.
3.number of cinemas

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.hiking trails

3

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
5.Has a spa
Heavenly
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
6.Has an ice rink
Heavenly
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
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
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
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

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

4

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.
4.number of kindergartens

3

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
5.Hosts conferences
Heavenly
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
6.number of five star hotels

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

360inches

495inches (Alpine Meadows)

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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