69points

Lake Louise

69points

Sunshine Village

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Lake Louise vs Sunshine Village

Lake Louise
Sunshine Village
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village
69
points
69
points

Why is Lake Louise better than Sunshine Village?

  • 42.5$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    42.5$vs85$
  • 1$ cheaper season ticket price
    1099$vs1100$
  • Has night skiing
  • Has a golf course

Why is Sunshine Village better than Lake Louise?

  • 81meters higher mountain height
    1072metersvs991meters
  • 5 more restaurants/bars
    9vs4
  • 2 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    2vs0
  • 230inches more seasonal snowfall
    360inchesvs130inches
  • 34 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    59vs25
  • 93meters higher summit
    2730metersvs2637meters
  • 1hours longer opening hours
    9hoursvs8hours
  • 4 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    21vs17

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

991meters

1072meters

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

2.summit height above sealevel

2637meters

2730meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3.Winter olympics host
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

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.

For example

Ski Portillo

4.base elevation

1646meters

1070meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.opening hours

8hours

9hours

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

6.Is child friendly
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

139

107

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

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.

3.Has a ski school
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.Offers open cross-country skiing
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

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.

5.trails (medium)

25

59

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

6.trails (difficult)

97

27

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

Leisure

1.restaurants

4

9

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

0

2

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

3.Has ice climbing areas
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

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.

4.Has a bobsled track
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

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.

For example

Kirkwood

5.Has snowmobile circuit
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

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.

6.Has an ice rink
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

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

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

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

2.hotels and hostels

2

3

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

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

4.Has camping facilities
Lake Louise
Sunshine Village

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!

5.number of five star hotels

1

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

6.chalets

9

28

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

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

130inches

360inches

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

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