vs
Telluride
Zermatt
Top 18%337 points
Top 18%
Top 2%403 points
Top 2%
Key facts and figures

Telluride vs Zermatt: 47 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
127
Big Sky: 250
147

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
Zermatt
69% 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
2279meters

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
8.1km
Champéry: 650km
200km

5. 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
Zermatt
88% have it

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
Zermatt
39% have it

7. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
11
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
82

8. Has a ski school

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

9. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Telluride
Zermatt
52% have it

10. Has toboggan runs

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

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
50
Val di Fassa: 188
147

12. 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
Zermatt
38% have it

13. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
7.4km
Zermatt: 25km
25km

14. has smoking ban in public places

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

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
52

16. 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
80km

17. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
109$
Sansicario: 0$
75$

18. 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
27

19. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Telluride
Zermatt
30% have it

20. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
26.2inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
70.8inches

21. Is pet-friendly

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

22. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Telluride
Zermatt
40% have it

23. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2659meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
1620meters

24. 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
72

25. 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
3899meters

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