Vail
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Key facts and figures

Vail: 52 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
193
Big Sky: 250

2. 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.
1052meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

3. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
57km
Smugglers Notch: 0.033km

4. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
32
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

5. 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.
Vail
38% have it

6. 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.
Vail
68% have it

7. 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.
0
Ellmau: 70

8. trails (difficult)

High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
102
Big Sky: 150

9. Winter olympics host

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.
Vail
17% have it

10. Has night skiing

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

11. Has toboggan runs

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

12. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Vail
40% have it

13. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
6.4km
Zermatt: 25km

14. 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.
Vail
88% have it

15. 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.
53381
Val Gardena: 115238

16. 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.
Vail
6% have it

17. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3527meters
Claviere: 5774meters

18. trails (medium)

Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
56
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

19. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
63inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches

20. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Vail
59% have it

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.
348inches
Alyeska: 650inches

22. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Vail
94% have it

23. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2476meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

24. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
33
Val di Fassa: 188

25. 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.
Vail
37% have it

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