Valmeinier
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Key facts and figures

Valmeinier: 40 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
88
Big Sky: 250

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.
1170meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

3. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
150km
Champéry: 650km

4. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
7
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

5. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
179km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

6. 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.
Valmeinier
68% have it

7. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
45.88$
Sansicario: 0$

8. 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.
9
Big Sky: 150

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.
2
Ellmau: 70

10. Has night skiing

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

11. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
5km
Zermatt: 25km

12. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Valmeinier
53% 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.
Valmeinier
88% have it

14. 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.
32
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

16. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
76.7inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches

17. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1430meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

18. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2600meters
Claviere: 5774meters

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.
44000
Val Gardena: 115238

20. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Valmeinier
59% have it

21. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
40.9inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches

22. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Valmeinier
94% have it

23. snow parks

A snow park is similar to a traditional skate park, designed especially for winter sports. It has various rails, jumps and jibs so that skiers and snowboarders can perform tricks.
3
Stowe Mountain: 12

24. 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.
47
Champéry: 150

25. number of kindergartens

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2017.
2
Les Arcs: 6

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