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Vail
Bled
Top 12%361 points
Top 12%
Top 54%188 points
Top 54%
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. 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
69% have it

3. 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

4. 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
39% have it

5. Has a ski school

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

6. restaurants

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

7. hotels and hostels

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

8. Has toboggan runs

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

9. 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

10. has smoking ban in public places

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

11. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Vail
Bled
52% have it

12. 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

13. 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

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
Bled
38% have it

15. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Vail
Bled
30% have it

16. 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

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
1800meters

18. base elevation

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

19. 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

20. has lake/s

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

21. 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

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
Bled
17% have it

23. opening hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
9hours
Sky Resort: 13hours
7hours

24. number of museums

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

25. Has camping facilities

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!
Vail
Bled
61% have it

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