The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
Big Sky: 250
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.
68% have it
3. skiable area
The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
4. Has a ski school
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
94% have it
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.
88% have it
6. ski pass daily
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
7. distance from airport
A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
8. longest run
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
9. has smoking ban in public places
Source: city's official website, 2018.
59% have it
10. Has toboggan runs
Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
53% have it
11. 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.
12. 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.
Val Gardena: 115238
13. base elevation
The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
14. summit height above sealevel
The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.