Kirkwood
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Key facts and figures

Kirkwood: 44 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
65
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.
600meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

3. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
12
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

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.
Kirkwood
38% have it

5. 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.
Kirkwood
68% have it

6. 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.
Kirkwood
88% have it

7. 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

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.
Kirkwood
17% have it

9. trails (difficult)

High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
23
Big Sky: 150

10. Has toboggan runs

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

11. Has night skiing

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

12. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
4km
Zermatt: 25km

13. has lake/s

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

14. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2400meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

15. hotels and hostels

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

16. 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.
Kirkwood
6% have it

17. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3000meters
Claviere: 5774meters

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.
500inches
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.
Kirkwood
37% have it

20. 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.
17905
Val Gardena: 115238

21. Has a ski school

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

22. has smoking ban in public places

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

23. trails (medium)

Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
32
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

24. 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.
8hours
Sky Resort: 13hours

25. Is pet-friendly

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

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