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.
2. skiable area
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3. 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
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
5. longest run
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
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: 0.03km
7. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
8. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
9. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% have it
10. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
11. hotels and hostels
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Val di Fassa: 188
12. 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
13. snowfall march
Average snowfall in the month of March.
14. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
51% have it
17. 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
18. snowfall october
Average snowfall in the month of October.
Mount Hotham: 20inches
19. opening hours
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.
Sky Resort: 13hours
20. snowfall january
Average snowfall in the month of January.
21. 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.
22. Hosts conferences
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
29% have it
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.