65points

Park City Mountain

85points

Vail

Park City Mountain
Vail
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42 facts in comparison

Park City Mountain vs Vail

Park City Mountain
Vail
65
points
Park City Mountain
85
points
Vail

How does Park City Mountain compare to Vail?

  • 19.8km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    37.2kmvs57km
  • 17inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    365inchesvs348inches
  • 3 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    59vs56
  • 33 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    66vs33
  • Has toboggan runs
    ?
  • 69 more chalets
    ?

    72vs3
  • Has camping facilities
    ?
  • 9 more five star hotels
    ?

    9vs0

How does Vail compare to Park City Mountain?

  • 79 more ski slopes
    ?

    193vs114
  • 21 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    32vs11
  • 479meters higher summit
    ?

    3527metersvs3048meters
  • 67 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    102vs35
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?
  • 2hours longer opening hours
    ?

    9hoursvs7hours
  • 22381 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    53381vs31000
  • 15 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    35vs20

General info

1.distance from airport
?

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

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

37.2km

57km

2.summit height above sealevel
?

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3048meters

3527meters

3.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.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

7hours

9hours

4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Park City Mountain
Vail
5.base elevation
?

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

2103meters

2476meters

6.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.

Park City Mountain
Vail

Skiing

1.ski slopes
?

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

114

193

2.Allows off-piste skiing
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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.

Park City Mountain
Vail
3.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

59

56

4.trails (difficult)
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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.

Best

Big Sky

150

35

102

5.Offers open cross-country skiing
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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.

Park City Mountain
Vail
6.ski lifts total capacity
?

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.

Best

Val Gardena

115238

31000

53381

Leisure

1.restaurants
?

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

11

32

2.Has an ice rink
?

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

Park City Mountain
Vail
3.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.

Park City Mountain
Vail
4.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.

Park City Mountain
Vail
5.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.

For example

Kirkwood

Park City Mountain
Vail
6.Has a golf course
?

The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Park City Mountain
Vail

Facilities

1.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.

Park City Mountain
Vail
2.hotels and hostels
?

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

66

33

3.Hosts conferences
?

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

Park City Mountain
Vail
4.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!

Park City Mountain
Vail
5.number of five star hotels
?

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

9

0

6.chalets
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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.

Best

Big White

269

72

3

Snowfall

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

Best

Alyeska

650inches

365inches

348inches

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