Kicking Horse
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Key facts and figures

Kicking Horse: 52 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
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.
Kicking Horse
68% 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.
Gressoney: 3550meters

4. 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.
Kicking Horse
38% have it

5. restaurants

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

6. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Kicking Horse
94% have it

7. hotels and hostels

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

8. 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.
Ellmau: 70

9. 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.
Kicking Horse
88% have it

10. Has night skiing

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

11. 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.
Kicking Horse
37% have it

12. distance from airport

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

13. Has toboggan runs

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

14. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
Sansicario: 0$

15. longest run

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

16. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Kicking Horse
59% 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.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

18. base elevation

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

19. Is pet-friendly

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

20. 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.
Alyeska: 650inches

21. has lake/s

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

22. 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.
Big Sky: 150

23. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Kicking Horse
29% have it

24. 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.
Kicking Horse
17% have it

25. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches

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