Saas Grund
Top 37%254 points
Top 37%
Key facts and figures

Saas Grund: 34 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
85
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.
1800meters
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.
222km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

4. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
51
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

5. 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.
Saas Grund
68% have it

6. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
35km
Champéry: 650km

7. 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.
2
Ellmau: 70

8. Has night skiing

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

9. 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.
Saas Grund
88% have it

10. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
9.65km
Zermatt: 25km

11. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Saas Grund
40% 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.
1
Big Sky: 150

13. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
52$
Sansicario: 0$

14. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Saas Grund
53% have it

16. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3600meters
Claviere: 5774meters

17. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
45
Val di Fassa: 188

18. 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.
Saas Grund
37% have it

19. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Saas Grund
59% have it

20. 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.
22600
Val Gardena: 115238

21. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Saas Grund
94% have it

22. 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.
9
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

23. Is child friendly

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

24. 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.
1
Stowe Mountain: 12

25. 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!
Saas Grund
61% have it

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