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Sun Valley review: 39 facts and highlights

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Sun Valley

How does Sun Valley compare to the average?

  • Summit height above sealevel
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    2788metersvs2585.7meters
  • Ski lifts total capacity
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    29717vs29204.7
  • Number of museums
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    3vs0.97
  • Number of cinemas
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    1vs0.67
  • Hiking trails
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    11vs8.75
  • Base elevation
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    1753metersvs1405.75meters
  • Number of theaters
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    1vs0.14

General info

1.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

2788meters

2.has smoking ban in public places
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Source: city's official website, 2019.

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3.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1753meters

4.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.

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

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6.has lake/s
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

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Skiing

1.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.

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2.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.

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3.ski lifts total capacity
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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.

Best

Val Gardena

115238

29717

4.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

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5.longest run
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The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Best

Zermatt

25km

6.4km

6.ski pass daily
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The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

Best

Sansicario

0$

69$

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

12

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

0

3.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.

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4.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

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5.Has a bobsled track
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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.

For example

Kirkwood

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6.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.

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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.

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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

2

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

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4.number of kindergartens
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Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

1

5.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

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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

16

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

220inches

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