Riksgränsen
Top 64%146 points
Top 64%
Key facts and figures

Riksgränsen review: 32 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
29
Big Sky: 250

2. 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.
Riksgränsen
68% have it

3. 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.
387meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

4. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Riksgränsen
94% 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.
Riksgränsen
38% have it

6. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
6
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

7. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
50.73$
Sansicario: 0$

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.
Riksgränsen
88% have it

9. Has night skiing

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

10. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
3
Val di Fassa: 188

11. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
140km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

12. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
1.4km
Zermatt: 25km

13. 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.
1
Ellmau: 70

14. 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.
Riksgränsen
37% have it

15. 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.
14
Big Sky: 150

16. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Riksgränsen
29% have it

17. 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.
7
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

18. 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.
7400
Val Gardena: 115238

19. trails (easy)

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.
8
Champéry: 150

20. 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.
0
Park City Mountain: 9

21. chalets

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.
24
Big White: 269

22. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
0
Banff Mount Norquay: 25

23. season pass price

The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.
545.17$
Arapahoe Basin: 9$

24. 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.
Riksgränsen
7% have it

25. trails (off-piste)

Some resorts have recommended off-piste routes for very experienced skiers.
13
Gulmarg: 100

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