The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
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.
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
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.
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.
Some resorts have recommended off-piste routes for very experienced skiers.