Sestriere
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Key facts and figures

Sestriere review: 37 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
17
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.
Sestriere
69% 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.
1466meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

4. 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.
Sestriere
88% have it

5. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Sestriere
94% have it

6. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
49
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

7. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Sestriere
52% have it

8. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
36$
Sansicario: 0$

9. 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.
Sestriere
38% have it

10. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Sestriere
59% have it

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
24
Val di Fassa: 188

12. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
90km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

13. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
7km
Zermatt: 25km

14. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1357meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

15. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
47.6inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches

16. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
55.5inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches

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.
20
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

18. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2840meters
Claviere: 5774meters

19. 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.
5
Big Sky: 150

20. 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!
Sestriere
61% have it

21. 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.
8hours
Sky Resort: 13hours

22. snowfall january

Average snowfall in the month of January.
48.4inches
Engelberg: 135inches

23. snowfall february

Average snowfall in the month of February.
47.2inches
Engelberg: 185.8inches

24. possibility of drinking alcohol in public places

In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Sestriere
19% have it

25. snowfall april

Average snowfall in the month of April.
23.6inches
Gstaad: 196inches

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