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Les Arcs
Zermatt
Four Valleys
Champéry
Saint Gervais
Vail
Whistler Blackcomb
Klosters
Canyons
Mammoth
General info
Distance from airportA nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
Distance from airportA nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.126km
80km
160km
100km
90km
57km
137km
150km
54.2km
21.9km
Mountain heightThe 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.
Mountain heightThe 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.2050meters
2279meters
2250meters
1237meters
1540meters
1052meters
2181meters
1724meters
940meters
945meters
Opening hoursThe 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.
Opening hoursThe 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.N.A.8hours
N.A.8hours
8hours
9hours
8.5hours
8hours
9hours
9hours
Summit height above sealevelThe summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Summit height above sealevelThe summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.3250meters
3899meters
3330meters
2277meters
2350meters
3527meters
1609meters
2884meters
3040meters
3369meters
Smoking ban in closed public spacesSource: city's official website, 2022.
Smoking ban in closed public spacesSource: city's official website, 2022.
Total score for "General info"
Total score for "General info"
Skiing
Ski slopesThe total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
Ski slopesThe total number of ski slopes available at the resort.234
147
205
N.A.219
193
200
97
180
150
Skiable areaThe size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
Skiable areaThe size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.425km
200km
412km
650km
445km
N.A.33.06km
315km
N.A.N.A.
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.
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.67
72
106
108
80
56
110
39
91
60
Off-piste skiing allowedIn 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.
Off-piste skiing allowedIn 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.
Ski lifts total capacityThis 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.
Ski lifts total capacityThis 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.N.A.53482
N.A.26450
N.A.53381
67307
64241
N.A.50000
Total score for "Skiing"
Total score for "Skiing"
Leisure
RestaurantsMore restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
RestaurantsMore restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.75
82
N.A.90
27
32
72
52
20
7
Restaurants on the slopesRather 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.
Restaurants on the slopesRather 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.10
52
N.A.15
27
0
17
50
0
1
Hiking trailsHiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
Hiking trailsHiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.5
6
6
N.A.3
6
Spa facilityAfter a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
Spa facilityAfter a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
Snowmobile circuitA snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.
Snowmobile circuitA snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.
Total score for "Leisure"
Total score for "Leisure"
Facilities
Public transportation systemThe resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Public transportation systemThe resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Hotels and hostelsWith more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Hotels and hostelsWith more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.16
147
N.A.11
15
33
30
90
3
3
ChaletsA 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.
ChaletsA 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.40
N.A.N.A.N.A.17
3
3
N.A.2
N.A.
Number of kindergartensBigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2022.
Number of kindergartensBigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2022.6
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.2
2
2
N.A.2
Conference venueThe resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Conference venueThe resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Total score for "Facilities"
Total score for "Facilities"
Snowfall
Seasonal snowfallThe average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
Seasonal snowfallThe average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.111.5inches
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.348inches
71.5inches
N.A.355inches
400inches
Snowfall decemberAverage snowfall in the month of December.
Snowfall decemberAverage snowfall in the month of December.128inches
70.8inches
69.3inches
33.4inches
N.A.59inches
135inches
35inches
44inches
N.A.
Snowfall mayAverage snowfall in the month of May.
Snowfall mayAverage snowfall in the month of May.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.8inches
N.A.N.A.N.A.
Snowfall marchAverage snowfall in the month of March.
Snowfall marchAverage snowfall in the month of March.118inches
93.3inches
100inches
57.8inches
N.A.63inches
90inches
61.1inches
42inches
N.A.
Snowfall februaryAverage snowfall in the month of February.
Snowfall februaryAverage snowfall in the month of February.108inches
96.4inches
109.8inches
59.4inches
N.A.57inches
50inches
64.9inches
37inches
N.A.
Total score for "Snowfall"
Total score for "Snowfall"
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