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Smugglers Notch review: 47 facts and highlights

Smugglers Notch
Smugglers Notch

Why is Smugglers Notch better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    78vs60.8
  • Distance from airport
    0.03kmvs107.39km
  • Trails (difficult)
    25vs16.98
  • Seasonal snowfall
    322inchesvs313.71inches
  • Trails (medium)
    36vs24.57
  • Number of museums
    2vs0.97
  • Opening hours
    9hoursvs7.82hours
  • Season pass price
    649$vs941.54$

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General info

1.distance from airport

0.03km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

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Smugglers Notch

0.03km

2.Winter olympics host
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The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

3.has lake/s
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Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

4.has smoking ban in public places
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Source: city's official website, 2018.

5.Is pet-friendly
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The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.

For example

Las Lenas

6.Is child friendly
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The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

78

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

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250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
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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.

3.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
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Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

5.longest run

5.7km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

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Zermatt

25km

6.ski pass daily

139$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

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Sansicario

0$

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Leisure

1.restaurants

25

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

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Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
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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.

3.restaurants on the slopes

2

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.

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70

4.Has snowmobile circuit
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A 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.

5.Has a bobsled track
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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.

For example

Kirkwood

6.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

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Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
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The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

For example

Alyeska

2.hotels and hostels

0

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

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Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
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The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

4.Has camping facilities
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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!

5.number of kindergartens

1

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.

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Les Arcs

6

6.chalets

12

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.

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Big White

269

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Snowfall

1.snowfall december

16.1inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

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135inches

2.seasonal snowfall

322inches

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

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Alyeska

650inches

3.snowfall march

40inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

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Engelberg

186.3inches

4.snowfall february

45inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

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Engelberg

185.8inches

5.snowfall january

46inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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Engelberg

135inches

6.snowfall november

3.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.

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Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

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