68points

Steamboat

82points

Vail

Steamboat
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Steamboat vs Vail

Steamboat
Vail

How does Steamboat compare to Vail?

  • 1inches more seasonal snowfall
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    349inchesvs348inches
  • 13 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    69vs56
  • 5 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    5vs0
  • 72 more chalets
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    75vs3

How does Vail compare to Steamboat?

  • 28 more ski slopes
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    193vs165
  • 10 more restaurants/bars
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    32vs22
  • 229km closer to nearest airport
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    57kmvs286km
  • 11916 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    53381vs41465
  • 30 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    102vs72
  • 1hours longer opening hours
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    9hoursvs8hours
  • 20.5inches more snowfall (December)
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    59inchesvs38.5inches
  • 1.6km longer ski run
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    6.4kmvs4.8km

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General info

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

8hours

9hours

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

3224meters

3527meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
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, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
6.base elevation

2103meters

2476meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
7.Is child friendly
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Vail
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
8.months open yearly

5months

5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
9.Is pet-friendly
Steamboat
Vail
The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.

Skiing

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.Allows off-piste skiing
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Vail
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.
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.
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.
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.
6.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.
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.
8.Has a ski school
Steamboat
Vail
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
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.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
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
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Vail
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
7.Has a bobsled track
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Vail
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.
8.Has an ice rink
Steamboat
Vail
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
9.Has a golf course
Steamboat
Vail
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
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.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.
5.Hosts conferences
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Vail
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
7.Has camping facilities
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Vail
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!

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

349inches

348inches

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

38.5inches

59inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.
3.snowfall february

30.8inches

57inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
4.snowfall march

20.7inches

63inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
5.snowfall november

24.4inches

58inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.
6.snowfall april

13.1inches

40inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.
7.snowfall january

41.7inches

64inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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