63points

Keystone

82points

Vail

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Vail
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44 facts in comparison

Keystone vs Vail

Keystone
Vail
63
points
Keystone
82
points
Vail

How does Keystone compare to Vail?

  • 3 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    3vs0
  • 255meters higher summit
    ?

    3782metersvs3527meters
  • Has toboggan runs
    ?
  • 25 more hiking trails
    ?

    31vs6
  • 30 more chalets
    ?

    33vs3
  • 1months more months open each year
    ?

    6monthsvs5months
  • 353meters higher base elevation
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    2829metersvs2476meters
  • 1 more kindergartens
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    3vs2

How does Vail compare to Keystone?

  • 62 more ski slopes
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    193vs131
  • 99meters higher mountain height
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    1052metersvs953meters
  • 91.2km closer to nearest airport
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    57kmvs148.2km
  • 1 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    32vs31
  • 113inches more seasonal snowfall
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    348inchesvs235inches
  • 18 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    56vs38
  • 21206 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    53381vs32175
  • 1.5hours longer opening hours
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    9hoursvs7.5hours

General info

1.mountain height

953meters

1052meters

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.distance from airport

148.2km

57km

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

7.5hours

9hours

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.
4.summit height above sealevel

3782meters

3527meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Keystone
Vail
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.months open yearly

6months

5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

131

193

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.trails (medium)

38

56

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.
3.ski lifts total capacity

32175

53381

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.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Keystone
Vail
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.
5.Has a ski school
Keystone
Vail
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Keystone
Vail
Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

Leisure

1.restaurants

31

32

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.restaurants on the slopes

3

0

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.number of cinemas

0

2

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.number of museums

0

6

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.hiking trails

31

6

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
6.Has a spa
Keystone
Vail
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Keystone
Vail
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

33

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

33

3

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.
4.number of kindergartens

3

2

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
5.Hosts conferences
Keystone
Vail
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
6.Has camping facilities
Keystone
Vail
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!

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

235inches

348inches

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

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