VailEllmau
Top 12%363 points
Top 12%
Top 55%187 points
Top 55%
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Vail vs Ellmau: 35 facts in comparison

1. 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
Ellmau
68% have it

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
1337meters

3. Has a ski school

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

4. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
32
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
70

5. 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
Ellmau
38% have it

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
70

7. has smoking ban in public places

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

8. Has toboggan runs

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

9. 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
Ellmau
37% have it

10. 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
87km

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
33
Val di Fassa: 188
11

12. Has night skiing

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

13. 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
Ellmau
88% have it

14. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2476meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
620meters

15. Is pet-friendly

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

16. 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
Ellmau
17% have it

17. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Vail
Ellmau
29% 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
1957meters

19. has lake/s

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

20. possibility of drinking alcohol in public places

In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Vail
Ellmau
18% have it

21. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
6
Banff Mount Norquay: 25
0

22. 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
Ellmau
61% have it

23. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Vail
Ellmau
61% have it

24. chalets

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.
3
Big White: 269
3

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
1

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