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Kirkwood review: 44 facts and highlights

Kirkwood
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Kirkwood

How does Kirkwood compare to the average?

  • Ski slopes
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    65vs60.8
  • Trails (medium)
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    32vs24.57
  • Seasonal snowfall
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    500inchesvs313.71inches
  • Trails (difficult)
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    23vs16.98
  • Summit height above sealevel
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    3000metersvs2585.7meters
  • Opening hours
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    8hoursvs7.82hours
  • Number of kindergartens
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    2vs1.18
  • Season pass price
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    729$vs941.54$

General info

1.mountain height
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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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

600meters

2.opening hours
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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.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

8hours

3.summit height above sealevel
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The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3000meters

4.has smoking ban in public places
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Source: city's official website, 2019.

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5.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

2400meters

6.Winter olympics host
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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.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

65

2.Allows off-piste skiing
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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.

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3.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

32

4.trails (difficult)
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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.

Best

Big Sky

150

23

5.Offers open cross-country skiing
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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.

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6.ski lifts total capacity
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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.

Best

Val Gardena

115238

17905

Leisure

1.restaurants
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More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

12

2.restaurants on the slopes
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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.

Best

Ellmau

70

1

3.Has ice climbing areas
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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.

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4.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

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5.Has a bobsled track
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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.

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6.Has snowmobile circuit
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A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

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Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
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The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

1

3.Hosts conferences
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The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

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4.number of kindergartens
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Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

2

5.Has camping facilities
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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!

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6.chalets
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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.

Best

Big White

269

7

Snowfall

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

Best

Alyeska

650inches

500inches

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