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. restaurants

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

4. 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

5. 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: 0.03km

6. 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

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. 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

9. 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

10. has smoking ban in public places

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

11. 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.
56
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

12. Has a ski school

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

13. hotels and hostels

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

14. 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

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 lake/s

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

17. 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.
102
Big Sky: 150

18. Has toboggan runs

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

19. 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

20. Has night skiing

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

21. snowfall march

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

22. 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

23. base elevation

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

24. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
59inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches

25. 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

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