Val Thorens
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Key facts and figures

Val Thorens: 37 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 Thorens
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.
Gressoney: 3550meters

4. skiable area

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

5. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Val Thorens
94% have it

6. restaurants

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

7. ski pass daily

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

8. Has night skiing

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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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 Thorens
88% have it

12. hotels and hostels

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

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. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Val Thorens
59% have it

15. Has toboggan runs

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

16. base elevation

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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. snowfall march

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

21. snowfall december

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

22. 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.
Champéry: 150

23. season pass price

The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.
Arapahoe Basin: 9$

24. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
Champéry: 216

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.
Park City Mountain: 9

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