WengenWhistler Blackcomb
Top 43%232 points
Top 43%
Top 4%390 points
Top 4%
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Key facts and figures

Wengen vs Whistler Blackcomb: 47 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
53
Big Sky: 250
200

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.
1046meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
2181meters

3. 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.
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb
68% have it

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
112km
Champéry: 650km
33.06km

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
28
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
72

6. Has toboggan runs

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

7. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb
59% have it

8. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
15km
Zermatt: 25km
11km

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.
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb
37% have it

10. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
21
Val di Fassa: 188
30

11. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb
94% have it

12. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
63$
Sansicario: 0$
85$

13. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
65km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
137km

14. 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.
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb
88% have it

15. 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.
11
Ellmau: 70
17

16. 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.
20200
Val Gardena: 115238
67307

17. Is pet-friendly

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

18. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb
29% have it

19. 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.
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb
17% have it

20. 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.
11
Big Sky: 150
35

21. 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.
26
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
110

22. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb
40% have it

23. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
54.7inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
90inches

24. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
36.6inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
135inches

25. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2320meters
Claviere: 5774meters
1609meters

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