The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
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.
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
4. skiable area
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
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.
68% have it
6. 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: 0.033km
7. Has night skiing
Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
51% have it
8. has lake/s
Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
40% have it
9. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
10. trails (difficult)
High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
Big Sky: 150
11. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% have it
12. 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.
88% have it
13. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
14. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
15. hotels and hostels
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
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.
6% have it
17. snowfall march
Average snowfall in the month of March.
18. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
19. trails (medium)
Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
20. 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.
37% have it
21. snowfall april
Average snowfall in the month of April.
22. season pass price
The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.
Arapahoe Basin: 9$
23. snowfall june
Average snowfall in the month of June.
Mount Perisher: 18inches
24. snowfall july
Average snowfall in the month of July.
Mount Hotham: 56inches
25. snow parks
A snow park is similar to a traditional skate park, designed especially for winter sports. It has various rails, jumps and jibs so that skiers and snowboarders can perform tricks.