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Whistler Blackcomb

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Whistler Blackcomb review: 53 facts and highlights

Whistler Blackcomb
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Whistler Blackcomb

How does Whistler Blackcomb compare to the average?

  • Ski slopes
    ?

    200vs60.8
  • Restaurants
    ?

    72vs30.51
  • Mountain height
    ?

    2181metersvs1140.23meters
  • Trails (medium)
    ?

    110vs24.57
  • Restaurants on the slopes
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    17vs6.25
  • Ski lifts total capacity
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    67307vs29204.7
  • Snowfall december
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    135inchesvs40.47inches
  • Opening hours
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    8.5hoursvs7.82hours

General info

1.distance from airport
?

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

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

137km

2.mountain height
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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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2181meters

3.opening hours
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The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

8.5hours

4.has smoking ban in public places
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Source: city's official website, 2020.

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5.summit height above sealevel
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The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

1609meters

6.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

675meters

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

200

2.skiable area
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The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

33.06km

3.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

110

4.ski lifts total capacity
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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.

Best

Val Gardena

115238

67307

5.Allows off-piste skiing
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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.

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6.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

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Leisure

1.restaurants
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More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

72

2.restaurants on the slopes
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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.

Best

Ellmau

70

17

3.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

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4.Has snowmobile circuit
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A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

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5.Has a golf course
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The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

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6.Has ice climbing areas
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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.

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Facilities

1.hotels and hostels
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With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

30

2.Hosts conferences
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The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

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3.chalets
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A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.

Best

Big White

269

3

4.number of kindergartens
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Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.

Best

Les Arcs

6

2

5.Has camping facilities
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Camping can offer a cheaper alternative to hotels or B&B’s, and can provide a fun outdoors experience - although it might not be ideal in winter!

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6.number of five star hotels
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Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

1

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall
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The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

Best

Alyeska

650inches

71.5inches

2.snowfall december
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Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

135inches

3.snowfall march
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Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

90inches

4.snowfall february
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Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

50inches

5.snowfall november
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Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

85inches

6.snowfall april
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Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

24inches

Miscellaneous

1.average temperature
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

-3.3°C

-3.3°C

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