The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
Big Sky: 250
2. 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
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
4. skiable area
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
5. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
6. has lake/s
Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
40% have it
7. 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
8. longest run
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
9. trails (difficult)
High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
Big Sky: 150
10. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
11. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
12. has smoking ban in public places
Source: city's official website, 2017.
59% have it
13. trails (medium)
Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
14. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
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
17. Is child friendly
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
85% have it
18. 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
19. Has an ice rink
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
61% have it
20. snow parks
A snow park is similar to a traditional skate park, designed especially for winter sports. It has various rails, jumps and jibs so that skiers and snowboarders can perform tricks.
Stowe Mountain: 12
21. trails (easy)
Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners or people with low ability.
22. season pass price
The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.
Arapahoe Basin: 9$
23. ski lifts total
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
24. 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.