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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.
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.
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
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.
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun
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.
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Val di Fassa
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.
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!
Average snowfall in the month of December.
Average snowfall in the month of November.
Average snowfall in the month of March.
Average snowfall in the month of February.
Average snowfall in the month of January.
Average snowfall in the month of April.