69points

Telluride

85points

Vail

Telluride
Vail
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52 facts in comparison

Telluride vs Vail

Telluride
Vail
69
points
Telluride
85
points
Vail

How does Telluride compare to Vail?

  • 45.6km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    11.4kmvs57km
  • 299meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1351metersvs1052meters
  • 4 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    4vs0
  • 483meters higher summit
    ?

    4010metersvs3527meters
  • 17 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    50vs33
  • 1km longer ski run
    ?

    7.4kmvs6.4km
  • 9 more museums
    ?

    15vs6
  • 183meters higher base elevation
    ?

    2659metersvs2476meters

How does Vail compare to Telluride?

  • 66 more ski slopes
    ?

    193vs127
  • 21 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    32vs11
  • 18inches more seasonal snowfall
    ?

    348inchesvs330inches
  • 10 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    56vs46
  • 50 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    102vs52
  • 30995 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    53381vs22386
  • 32.8inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    59inchesvs26.2inches
  • 6 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    35vs29

General info

1.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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

1351meters

1052meters

2.distance from airport
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A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

11.4km

57km

3.summit height above sealevel
?

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4010meters

3527meters

4.opening hours
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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.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

9hours

9hours

5.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Telluride
Vail
6.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

2659meters

2476meters

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

127

193

2.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.

Telluride
Vail
3.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

46

56

4.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.

Best

Big Sky

150

52

102

5.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.

Telluride
Vail
6.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

22386

53381

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

11

32

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

4

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.

Telluride
Vail
4.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
Vail
5.Has snowmobile circuit
?

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.

Telluride
Vail
6.Has a bobsled track
?

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

Telluride
Vail

Facilities

1.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
Vail
2.hotels and hostels
?

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

50

33

3.Hosts conferences
?

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

Telluride
Vail
4.number of kindergartens
?

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

2

2

5.Has camping facilities
?

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!

Telluride
Vail
6.number of five star hotels
?

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

7

0

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

330inches

348inches

2.snowfall december
?

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

26.2inches

59inches

3.snowfall november
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Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

24.7inches

58inches

4.snowfall february
?

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

26.9inches

57inches

5.snowfall march
?

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

34.7inches

63inches

6.snowfall april
?

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

20.3inches

40inches

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