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The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
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.
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, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
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 schools offer lessons to beginners.
Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Zell am See-Kaprun
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.
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.
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.
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
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.
Val di Fassa
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.
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!
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
Park City Mountain
The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.