Keystone
Top 15%3,767 points
Top 15%
Key facts and figures

Keystone review: 44 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
131
Big Sky: 250

2. Allows off-piste skiing

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.
Keystone
69% have it

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.
953meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

4. 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.
Keystone
88% have it

5. 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.
Keystone
39% have it

6. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
31
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

7. Has a ski school

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

8. 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.
Keystone
38% have it

9. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
148.2km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

10. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
1
Val di Fassa: 188

11. Has night skiing

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

12. restaurants on the slopes

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
Ellmau: 70

13. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Keystone
53% have it

14. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
5.6km
Zermatt: 25km

15. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Keystone
40% have it

16. 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.
Keystone
17% have it

17. 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.
38
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

18. 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.
75
Big Sky: 150

19. 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.
32175
Val Gardena: 115238

20. Hosts conferences

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

21. seasonal snowfall

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
235inches
Alyeska: 650inches

22. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3782meters
Claviere: 5774meters

23. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2829meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

24. Is pet-friendly

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
Keystone
23% have it

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.
Keystone
7% have it

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