62points

Park City Mountain

82points

Vail

Park City Mountain
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42 facts in comparison

Park City Mountain vs Vail

Park City Mountain
Vail

How does Park City Mountain compare to Vail?

  • 19.8km closer to nearest airport
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    37.2kmvs57km
  • 17inches more seasonal snowfall
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    365inchesvs348inches
  • 3 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    59vs56
  • Has toboggan runs
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  • 33 more hostels and hotels
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    66vs33
  • 69 more chalets
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    72vs3
  • 9 more five star hotels
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    9vs0
  • Has camping facilities
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How does Vail compare to Park City Mountain?

  • 79 more ski slopes
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    193vs114
  • 21 more restaurants/bars
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    32vs11
  • 22381 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    53381vs31000
  • 0.8km longer ski run
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    6.4kmvs5.6km
  • 2hours longer opening hours
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    9hoursvs7hours
  • 67 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    102vs35
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 15 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    35vs20

General info

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

7hours

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

3048meters

3527meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
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, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
6.Is child friendly
Park City Mountain
Vail
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
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.Allows off-piste skiing
Park City Mountain
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.
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.
5.longest run

5.6km

6.4km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
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.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
4.Has a spa
Park City Mountain
Vail
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
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 bobsled track
Park City Mountain
Vail
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.

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.
4.Hosts conferences
Park City Mountain
Vail
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
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
Park City Mountain
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

365inches

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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