The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
Big Sky: 250
2. 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.
3. skiable area
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
5. Winter olympics host
The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.
17% have it
6. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
7. 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.
8. 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
9. trails (difficult)
High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
Big Sky: 150
10. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
11. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
12. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
13. trails (medium)
Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
14. Has a bobsled track
This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.
6% have it
15. hotels and hostels
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Val di Fassa: 188
16. 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.
17. season pass price
The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.
Arapahoe Basin: 9$
18. number of kindergartens
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2017.
Les Arcs: 6
19. Is child friendly
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
85% have it
20. Has a spa
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
66% have it
21. 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
22. trails (easy)
Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners or people with low ability.
23. Has snowmobile circuit
A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.
27% have it
24. months open yearly
A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
25. Has camping facilities
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!