66points

Steamboat

49points

Sun Valley

Steamboat
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37 facts in comparison

Steamboat vs Sun Valley

Steamboat
Sun Valley

How does Steamboat compare to Sun Valley?

  • 10 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    22vs12
  • 129inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    349inchesvs220inches
  • 11748 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    41465vs29717
  • 5 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    5vs0
  • 436meters higher summit
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    3224metersvs2788meters
  • 12 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    14vs2
  • 690$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 309.00$vs1999$
  • Has night skiing
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How does Sun Valley compare to Steamboat?

  • 1.6km longer ski run
    ?

    6.4kmvs4.8km
  • 2 more museums
    ?

    3vs1
  • 10 more hiking trails
    ?

    11vs1
  • 1 more ski lifts
    ?

    19vs18
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • Has an ice rink
    ?
  • Has lake/s
    ?

General info

1.summit height above sealevel

3224meters

2788meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Steamboat
Sun Valley
Source: city's official website, 2020.
3.base elevation

2103meters

1753meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
4.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Steamboat
Sun Valley
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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.Is child friendly
Steamboat
Sun Valley
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.Is pet-friendly
Steamboat
Sun Valley
The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.

Skiing

1.Allows off-piste skiing
Steamboat
Sun Valley
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.
2.ski lifts total capacity

41465

29717

This 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.
3.Has a ski school
Steamboat
Sun Valley
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
4.longest run

4.8km

6.4km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
5.Offers open cross-country skiing
Steamboat
Sun Valley
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.
6.Has toboggan runs
Steamboat
Sun Valley
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.

Leisure

1.restaurants

22

12

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

5

0

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.
3.number of cinemas

1

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.number of museums

1

3

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.hiking trails

1

11

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
6.Has a spa
Steamboat
Sun Valley
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Steamboat
Sun Valley
The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
2.hotels and hostels

14

2

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

75

16

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.
4.number of kindergartens

1

1

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
5.Hosts conferences
Steamboat
Sun Valley
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
6.number of five star hotels

0

0

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

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

349inches

220inches

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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