Niseko
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Key facts and figures

Niseko: 37 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
61
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.
890meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

3. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
107km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

4. 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.
Niseko
68% have it

5. 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.
Niseko
38% have it

6. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
12
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

7. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
5.6km
Zermatt: 25km

8. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Niseko
51% have it

9. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Niseko
40% have it

10. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
44.5$
Sansicario: 0$

11. 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.
Niseko
88% have it

12. 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.
18
Big Sky: 150

13. 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.
25
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

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.
590.5inches
Alyeska: 650inches

15. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
1170meters
Claviere: 5774meters

16. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Niseko
94% have it

17. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
280meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

18. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
17
Val di Fassa: 188

19. 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.
Niseko
7% have it

20. 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.
Niseko
37% have it

21. 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.
Niseko
27% have it

22. 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.
8hours
Sky Resort: 13hours

23. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
30
Champéry: 216

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.
30
Champéry: 102

25. Is child friendly

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
Niseko
85% have it

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