76points

Mammoth

82points

Vail

Mammoth
Vail
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45 facts in comparison

Mammoth vs Vail

Mammoth
Vail
76
points
Mammoth
82
points
Vail

How does Mammoth compare to Vail?

  • 35.1km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    21.9kmvs57km
  • 52inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    400inchesvs348inches
  • 4 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    60vs56
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    1vs0
  • 2 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    37vs35
  • Has toboggan runs
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  • 3 more air lifts
    ?

    26vs23
  • 2months more months open each year
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    7monthsvs5months

How does Vail compare to Mammoth?

  • 43 more ski slopes
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    193vs150
  • 25 more restaurants/bars
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    32vs7
  • 107meters higher mountain height
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    1052metersvs945meters
  • 3381 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    53381vs50000
  • 49 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    102vs53
  • 1.6km longer ski run
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    6.4kmvs4.8km
  • 158meters higher summit
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    3527metersvs3369meters
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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General info

1.distance from airport

21.9km

57km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
2.mountain height

945meters

1052meters

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.
3.opening hours

9hours

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.
4.summit height above sealevel

3369meters

3527meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Mammoth
Vail
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Mammoth
Vail
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

150

193

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.trails (medium)

60

56

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.
3.ski lifts total capacity

50000

53381

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Mammoth
Vail
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.
5.trails (difficult)

53

102

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.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Mammoth
Vail
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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

7

32

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

1

0

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.
3.number of cinemas

1

2

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.number of museums

2

6

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.hiking trails

6

6

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
6.Has a spa
Mammoth
Vail
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Mammoth
Vail
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

3

33

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

2

2

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
4.Hosts conferences
Mammoth
Vail
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
5.number of five star hotels

0

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
6.Has camping facilities
Mammoth
Vail
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!

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

400inches

348inches

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

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