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Kirkwood
Zermatt
Top 40%245 points
Top 40%
Top 2%403 points
Top 2%
Key facts and figures

Kirkwood vs Zermatt: 37 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
65
Big Sky: 250
147

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.
Kirkwood
Zermatt
69% 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.
600meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
2279meters

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
Zermatt
39% have it

5. 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
Zermatt
88% have it

6. Has a ski school

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

7. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
12
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
82

8. Has toboggan runs

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

9. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Kirkwood
Zermatt
52% have it

10. longest run

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

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.
Kirkwood
Zermatt
38% have it

12. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
1
Val di Fassa: 188
147

13. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Kirkwood
Zermatt
59% have it

14. 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
52

15. 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.
23
Big Sky: 150
27

16. 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.
32
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
72

17. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Kirkwood
Zermatt
30% have it

18. 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
53482

19. 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
3899meters

20. has lake/s

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

21. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2400meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
1620meters

22. 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
Zermatt
17% have it

23. Is pet-friendly

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

24. season pass price

The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.
729$
Arapahoe Basin: 9$
1464$

25. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
15
Champéry: 216
71

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