Verbier
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Key facts and figures

Verbier: 38 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
100
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.
1830meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

3. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
160km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
200km
Champéry: 650km

5. 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.
Verbier
68% have it

6. restaurants

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

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.
Verbier
88% have it

8. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
55$
Sansicario: 0$

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.
22
Ellmau: 70

10. Has toboggan runs

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

11. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
10km
Zermatt: 25km

12. 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.
10
Big Sky: 150

13. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Verbier
40% have it

14. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3300meters
Claviere: 5774meters

15. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1500meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

16. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
100inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches

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.
55
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

18. has smoking ban in public places

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

19. Has a ski school

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

20. 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.
45880
Val Gardena: 115238

21. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
23
Val di Fassa: 188

22. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
69.3inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches

23. 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.
Verbier
37% have it

24. number of theaters

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
0
Banff Mount Norquay: 15

25. Has an ice rink

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

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