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Vail review: 52 facts and highlights

Vail
Vail

Why is Vail better than the average?

  • Ski slopes
    193vs60.8
  • Distance from airport
    57kmvs107.39km
  • Restaurants
    32vs30.51
  • Summit height above sealevel
    3527metersvs2585.7meters
  • Hotels and hostels
    33vs18.75
  • Base elevation
    2476metersvs1405.75meters
  • Seasonal snowfall
    348inchesvs313.71inches
  • Trails (medium)
    56vs24.57

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General info

1.mountain height

1052meters

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

2.distance from airport

57km

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

3.summit height above sealevel

3527meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.base elevation

2476meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Vail

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.

6.has lake/s
Vail

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

193

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Vail

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.

3.Has a ski school
Vail

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
Vail

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

5.longest run

6.4km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Best

Zermatt

25km

6.Has toboggan runs
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Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.

For example

Taos

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Leisure

1.restaurants

32

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
Vail

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.

3.restaurants on the slopes

0

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.Has snowmobile circuit
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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.

5.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.

6.Has a bobsled track
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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

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Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Vail

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

2.hotels and hostels

33

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

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

4.Has camping facilities
Vail

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!

For example

Alyeska

5.number of kindergartens

2

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.

Best

Les Arcs

6

6.number of five star hotels

0

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

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Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

348inches

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

2.snowfall march

63inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

3.snowfall december

59inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

4.snowfall april

40inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

5.snowfall february

57inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

6.snowfall january

64inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

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