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Sun Valley review: 39 facts and highlights

Sun Valley
Sun Valley

Why is Sun Valley better than the average?

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

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General info

1.summit height above sealevel

2788meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

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Claviere

5774meters

2.base elevation

1753meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

3.Winter olympics host
Sun Valley

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.

4.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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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.

5.has lake/s
Sun Valley

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

6.Is pet-friendly
Sun Valley

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.

For example

Las Lenas

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Skiing

1.Allows off-piste skiing
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.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

3.The resort has open cross country skiing
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Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

4.Has toboggan runs
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Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.

For example

Taos

5.ski pass daily

69$

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

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Sansicario

0$

6.longest run

6.4km

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

Best

Zermatt

25km

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Leisure

1.restaurants

12

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

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.

Best

Ellmau

70

3.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

4.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

5.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.

6.hiking trails

11

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.

Best

Schladming

142

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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.

2.hotels and hostels

2

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

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

4.number of kindergartens

1

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.

Best

Les Arcs

6

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

6.number of five star hotels

0

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

Best

Park City Mountain

9

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Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

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.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

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