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. 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. 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.
Reit im Winkl
88% have it
6. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
7. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Reit im Winkl
53% have it
8. 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.
Big Sky: 150
9. snowfall march
Average snowfall in the month of March.
10. hotels and hostels
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Val di Fassa: 188
11. snowfall december
Average snowfall in the month of December.
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
12. 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.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
13. 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.
14. 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.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners or people with low ability.
16. snowfall january
Average snowfall in the month of January.
17. snowfall february
Average snowfall in the month of February.
18. ski lifts total
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).