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.
106
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.
1260meters
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.
Kicking Horse
68% have it

4. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
292km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
5
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

6. 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

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.
Kicking Horse
88% have it

8. 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

9. 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.
64
Big Sky: 150

10. 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

11. Has toboggan runs

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

12. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
83.95$
Sansicario: 0$

13. 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.
1
Ellmau: 70

14. has lake/s

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

16. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1190meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

17. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
5
Val di Fassa: 188

18. 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.
275inches
Alyeska: 650inches

19. 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

20. 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.
Kicking Horse
7% have it

21. 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.
21
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

22. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Kicking Horse
59% have it

23. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
39inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches

24. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
66inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches

25. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2450meters
Claviere: 5774meters

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