Les Arcs
Top 13%3,852 points
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Key facts and figures

Les Arcs review: 41 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
234
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.
Les Arcs
69% have it

3. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
425km
Champéry: 650km

4. 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.
2050meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

5. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Les Arcs
94% have it

6. 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.
Les Arcs
88% have it

7. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
75
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

8. 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.
Les Arcs
39% have it

9. 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.
Les Arcs
38% have it

10. 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.
10
Ellmau: 70

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
16
Val di Fassa: 188

12. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
71.9$
Sansicario: 0$

13. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
126km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

14. seasonal snowfall

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
111.5inches
Alyeska: 650inches

15. 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.
67
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

16. 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.
35
Big Sky: 150

17. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3250meters
Claviere: 5774meters

18. base elevation

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

19. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
128inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches

20. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
118inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches

21. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
132
Champéry: 216

22. chalets

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.
40
Big White: 269

23. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Les Arcs
62% 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.
0
Park City Mountain: 9

25. 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.
132
Champéry: 150

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