Val d’Isère
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Key facts and figures

Val d’Isère: 45 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

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

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.
Val d’Isère
68% have it

3. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
Champéry: 650km

4. 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.
Gressoney: 3550meters

5. restaurants

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

6. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Val d’Isère
94% have it

7. 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.
Val d’Isère
88% have it

8. 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.
Ellmau: 70

9. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Val d’Isère
53% have it

10. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Val d’Isère
59% have it

11. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
Sansicario: 0$

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.
Val d’Isère
37% have it

13. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
Zermatt: 25km

14. hotels and hostels

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

15. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

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.
Val d’Isère
17% have it

17. snowfall march

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

18. snowfall december

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

19. 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.
Big Sky: 150

20. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Val d’Isère
40% have it

21. base elevation

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

22. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Claviere: 5774meters

23. 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.
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

24. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Val d’Isère
61% have it

25. number of cinemas

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Squaw Valley: 5

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