VailAlpbach
Top 12%356 points
Top 12%
Top 54%187 points
Top 54%
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Key facts and figures

Vail vs Alpbach: 48 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
193
Big Sky: 250
16

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
1128meters

3. 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
Alpbach
38% have it

4. 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
57km

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
32
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
106

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
Alpbach
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
5

8. Has toboggan runs

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

9. 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
Alpbach
88% have it

10. 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
Alpbach
17% have it

11. Has night skiing

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

12. 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
3

13. has lake/s

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

14. 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
4km

16. 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
Alpbach
37% have it

17. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
33
Val di Fassa: 188
24

18. 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
10

19. 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
Alpbach
7% have it

20. Has a ski school

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

21. has smoking ban in public places

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

22. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
59inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
28.5inches

23. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
63inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
51.2inches

24. 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
2128meters

25. number of kindergartens

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2017.
2
Les Arcs: 6
1

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