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Key facts and figures

Keystone: 44 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

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

2. 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

3. 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
68% have it

4. restaurants

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

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
38% have it

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Has toboggan runs

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

10. 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

11. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Keystone
40% have it

12. 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

13. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Keystone
51% have it

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.
75
Big Sky: 150

15. base elevation

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

16. 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
37% have it

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.
32175
Val Gardena: 115238

18. Has a ski school

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

19. 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

20. 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

21. hotels and hostels

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

22. 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

23. 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

24. hiking trails

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
31
Schladming: 142

25. 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.
7.5hours
Sky Resort: 13hours

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