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Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
Top 18%335 points
Top 18%
Top 12%363 points
Top 12%
Top 55%187 points
Top 55%
Key facts and figures

Klosters vs Vail vs Ellmau: 33 facts in comparison

1. 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.
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
68% have it

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.
1724meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
1052meters
1337meters

3. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
52
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
32
70

4. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
94% have it

5. 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.
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
38% have it

6. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
59% have it

7. Has night skiing

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

8. Has toboggan runs

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

9. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
150km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
57km
87km

10. 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.
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
37% have it

11. 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.
50
Ellmau: 70
0
70

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.
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
88% have it

13. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
90
Val di Fassa: 188
33
11

14. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
40% have it

15. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1200meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
2476meters
620meters

16. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
29% have it

17. Is pet-friendly

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

18. 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.
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
17% have it

19. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2884meters
Claviere: 5774meters
3527meters
1957meters

20. Has camping facilities

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!
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
61% have it

21. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
33
Champéry: 216
33
90

22. Has snowmobile circuit

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.
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
27% have it

23. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Klosters
Vail
Ellmau
61% have it

24. number of five star hotels

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
2
Park City Mountain: 9
0
1

25. number of cinemas

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
1
Squaw Valley: 5
2
0

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