77points

Steamboat

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Steamboat review: 51 facts and highlights

Steamboat
Steamboat
77
points

Why is Steamboat better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    165vs60.8
  • Trails (medium)
    69vs24.57
  • Summit height above sealevel
    3224metersvs2585.7meters
  • Trails (difficult)
    72vs16.98
  • Seasonal snowfall
    349inchesvs313.71inches
  • Base elevation
    2103metersvs1405.75meters
  • Opening hours
    8hoursvs7.82hours
  • Trails (easy)
    21vs17.53

General info

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

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

286km

2.summit height above sealevel
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The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3224meters

3.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.

Steamboat
4.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

2103meters

5.opening hours
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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.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

8hours

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

Steamboat

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

165

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.

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

Steamboat
4.Offers open cross-country skiing
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Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

Steamboat
5.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

69

6.trails (difficult)
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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.

Best

Big Sky

150

72

Leisure

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

22

2.restaurants on the slopes
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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.

Best

Ellmau

70

5

3.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.

For example

Alyeska

Steamboat
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.

Steamboat
5.Has a golf course
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The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Steamboat
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.

For example

Sun Valley

Steamboat

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.

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

14

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

Steamboat
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!

For example

Alyeska

Steamboat
5.number of five star hotels
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Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

0

6.chalets
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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.

Best

Big White

269

75

Snowfall

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

Best

Alyeska

650inches

349inches

2.snowfall march
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Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

20.7inches

3.snowfall april
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Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

13.1inches

4.snowfall december
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Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

38.5inches

5.snowfall february
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Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

30.8inches

6.snowfall january
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Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

41.7inches

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