66points

Steamboat

82points

Vail

Steamboat
Vail
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51 facts in comparison

Steamboat vs Vail

Steamboat
Vail
66
points
Steamboat
82
points
Vail

How does Steamboat compare to Vail?

  • 1inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    349inchesvs348inches
  • 13 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    69vs56
  • 5 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    5vs0
  • 72 more chalets
    ?

    75vs3

How does Vail compare to Steamboat?

  • 28 more ski slopes
    ?

    193vs165
  • 229km closer to nearest airport
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    57kmvs286km
  • 10 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    32vs22
  • 11916 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    53381vs41465
  • 20.5inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    59inchesvs38.5inches
  • 1hours longer opening hours
    ?

    9hoursvs8hours
  • 1.6km longer ski run
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    6.4kmvs4.8km
  • 30 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    102vs72

General info

1.distance from airport

286km

57km

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.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Steamboat
Vail
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.Is child friendly
Steamboat
Vail
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Steamboat
Vail
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.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

165

193

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.trails (medium)

69

56

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.
3.ski lifts total capacity

41465

53381

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.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Steamboat
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.
5.Has a ski school
Steamboat
Vail
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

22

32

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 museums

1

6

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

1

2

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

1

6

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
Vail
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
Vail
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

33

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

75

3

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

2

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
Vail
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

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 november

24.4inches

58inches

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

20.7inches

63inches

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

30.8inches

57inches

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

41.7inches

64inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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