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Keystone

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Keystone review: 44 facts and highlights

Keystone
Keystone
83
points

Why is Keystone better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    131vs60.8
  • Restaurants
    31vs30.51
  • Summit height above sealevel
    3782metersvs2585.7meters
  • Base elevation
    2829metersvs1405.75meters
  • Ski lifts total capacity
    32175vs29204.7
  • Trails (medium)
    38vs24.57
  • Trails (difficult)
    75vs16.98
  • Number of kindergartens
    3vs1.18

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

953meters

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.distance from airport

148.2km

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

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.summit height above sealevel

3782meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.base elevation

2829meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Keystone

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.

6.has lake/s
Keystone

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

131

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Keystone

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
Keystone

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
Keystone

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

5.longest run

5.6km

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

Best

Zermatt

25km

6.Has night skiing
Keystone

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.

Leisure

1.restaurants

31

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

3

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
Keystone

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 snowmobile circuit
Keystone

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.

5.Has an ice rink
Keystone

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

6.Has a bobsled track
Keystone

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.

For example

Kirkwood

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Keystone

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

1

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Keystone

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

4.Has camping facilities
Keystone

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!

For example

Alyeska

5.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, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

6.chalets

33

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

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

235inches

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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