TellurideAlta
Top 18%337 points
Top 18%
Top 15%348 points
Top 15%
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Key facts and figures

Telluride vs Alta: 47 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
127
Big Sky: 250
116

2. Allows off-piste skiing

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.
Telluride
Alta
68% have it

3. mountain height

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.
1351meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
616meters

4. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Telluride
Alta
94% have it

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
11
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
12

6. The resort is serviced by public transport

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Telluride
Alta
38% have it

7. Has ice climbing areas

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.
Telluride
Alta
37% have it

8. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Telluride
Alta
53% have it

9. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
50
Val di Fassa: 188
5

10. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Telluride
Alta
51% have it

11. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
109$
Sansicario: 0$
79$

12. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Telluride
Alta
59% have it

13. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Telluride
Alta
88% have it

14. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
11.4km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
53.1km

15. restaurants on the slopes

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.
4
Ellmau: 70
1

16. trails (medium)

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.
46
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
46

17. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
34.7inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
129inches

18. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
26.2inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
131.5inches

19. trails (difficult)

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.
52
Big Sky: 150
41

20. ski lifts total capacity

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.
22386
Val Gardena: 115238
10750

21. seasonal snowfall

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
330inches
Alyeska: 650inches
514inches

22. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
4010meters
Claviere: 5774meters
3216meters

23. Is pet-friendly

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
Telluride
Alta
23% have it

24. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2659meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
2600meters

25. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Telluride
Alta
29% have it

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