VailBled
Top 18%299 points
Top 18%
Top 59%151 points
Top 59%
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Key facts and figures

Vail vs Bled: 38 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
193
Big Sky: 250
2

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
1297meters

3. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
32
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
2

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
Bled
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
38.8km

6. 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
0

7. 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
Bled
38% have it

8. 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
Bled
88% have it

9. Has a ski school

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

10. 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
1200

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
33
Val di Fassa: 188
22

12. 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
Bled
37% have it

13. Has toboggan runs

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

14. has lake/s

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

15. 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
1800meters

16. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2476meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
503meters

17. Has night skiing

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

18. has smoking ban in public places

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

19. 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
1

20. 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
Bled
17% have it

21. 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
Bled
7% have it

22. Is pet-friendly

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
Vail
Bled
23% have it

23. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
6
Banff Mount Norquay: 25
1

24. trails (easy)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners or people with low ability.
35
Champéry: 150
1

25. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Vail
Bled
29% have it

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