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Vail
Breckenridge
Top 12%363 points
Top 12%
Top 27%300 points
Top 27%
Key facts and figures

Vail vs Breckenridge: 44 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
193
Big Sky: 250
155

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
Breckenridge
68% 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
1036meters

4. Has a ski school

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

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
32
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
62

6. 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
Breckenridge
38% have it

7. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
33
Val di Fassa: 188
3

8. Has toboggan runs

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

9. has smoking ban in public places

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

10. 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
5.6km

11. 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
Breckenridge
37% have it

12. 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
117.5km

13. Has night skiing

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

14. 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
Breckenridge
88% have it

15. 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
353inches

16. has lake/s

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

17. 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
Breckenridge
17% have it

18. 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
3962meters

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
42880

20. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Vail
Breckenridge
29% 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
Breckenridge
23% have it

22. 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
48

23. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2476meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
2926meters

24. 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
85

25. number of five star hotels

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
0
Park City Mountain: 9
0

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