The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
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.
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
4. 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.
68% have it
5. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
6. longest run
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
7. 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
8. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
9. 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
10. has smoking ban in public places
Source: city's official website, 2018.
59% have it
11. 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.
37% have it
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. hotels and hostels
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Val di Fassa: 188
14. Has night skiing
Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
88% have it
18. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
19. snowfall december
Average snowfall in the month of December.
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
20. 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.
Sky Resort: 13hours
21. ski lifts total
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
22. snowfall january
Average snowfall in the month of January.
23. snowfall february
Average snowfall in the month of February.
24. 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 or people with low ability.