La Grave
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Key facts and figures

La Grave review: 34 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
8
Big Sky: 250

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.
La Grave
68% 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.
2150meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

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.
La Grave
38% have it

5. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
La Grave
94% have it

6. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
60.38$
Sansicario: 0$

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.
0
Ellmau: 70

8. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
4
Val di Fassa: 188

9. Has night skiing

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

10. Has toboggan runs

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

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.
La Grave
37% have it

12. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
120km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

13. 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.
8
Big Sky: 150

14. 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.
La Grave
17% have it

15. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3550meters
Claviere: 5774meters

16. Hosts conferences

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

17. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1400meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

18. 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.
0
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

19. ski lifts (air)

Air lifts describe all off-ground types of ski lift, such as cable cars or chair lifts. These are better, particular for travelling long distances, as they can transport skiers faster and in larger quantities than surface lifts.
1
Champéry: 102

20. trails (off-piste)

Some resorts have recommended off-piste routes for very experienced skiers.
8
Gulmarg: 100

21. number of cinemas

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

22. trails (easy)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.
0
Champéry: 150

23. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
3
Champéry: 216

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.
0
Park City Mountain: 9

25. 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.
La Grave
7% have it

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