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. skiable area
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3. 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
4. longest run
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
5. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% have it
6. trails (difficult)
High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
Big Sky: 150
7. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
8. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
9. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
10. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
11. 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.
12. Is child friendly
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
85% have it
13. ski lifts total
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
14. opening hours
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.
Sky Resort: 13hours
15. snow parks
A snow park is similar to a traditional skate park, designed especially for winter sports. It has various rails, jumps and jibs so that skiers and snowboarders can perform tricks.
Stowe Mountain: 12
16. months open yearly
A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.