Hemsedal
Top 62%156 points
Top 62%
Key facts and figures

Hemsedal review: 34 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
52
Big Sky: 250

2. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
40km
Champéry: 650km

3. 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.
1295meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

4. The resort is serviced by public transport

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Hemsedal
39% have it

5. Has a ski school

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

6. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
6km
Zermatt: 25km

7. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
3
Val di Fassa: 188

8. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Hemsedal
52% have it

9. 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.
Hemsedal
38% have it

10. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
64.27$
Sansicario: 0$

11. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
220km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

12. Winter olympics host

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.
Hemsedal
17% have it

13. 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.
12
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

14. 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.
5
Big Sky: 150

15. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
625meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

16. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
1920meters
Claviere: 5774meters

17. 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.
28500
Val Gardena: 115238

18. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Hemsedal
30% have it

19. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Hemsedal
62% have it

20. ski lifts (air)

Air lifts describe all off-ground types of ski lift, such as cable cars or chair lifts. These are better, particular for travelling long distances, as they can transport skiers faster and in larger quantities than surface lifts.
6
Champéry: 102

21. number of cinemas

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
0
Squaw Valley: 5

22. number of kindergartens

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.
1
Les Arcs: 6

23. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
0
Banff Mount Norquay: 25

24. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
24
Champéry: 216

25. Has a bobsled track

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.
Hemsedal
7% have it

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