Whistler Blackcomb
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Key facts and figures

Whistler Blackcomb: 53 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
200
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.
2181meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

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.
Whistler Blackcomb
68% have it

4. skiable area

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

5. restaurants

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

6. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
137km
Smugglers Notch: 0.033km

7. trails (difficult)

High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
35
Big Sky: 150

8. 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.
17
Ellmau: 70

9. Has toboggan runs

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

10. 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.
Whistler Blackcomb
17% have it

11. ski pass daily

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

12. longest run

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

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.
Whistler Blackcomb
88% have it

14. has lake/s

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

15. 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.
67307
Val Gardena: 115238

16. Has a bobsled track

This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.
Whistler Blackcomb
6% have it

17. seasonal snowfall

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
71.5inches
Alyeska: 650inches

18. summit height above sealevel

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

19. hotels and hostels

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

20. 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.
Whistler Blackcomb
37% have it

21. snowfall march

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

22. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
675meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

23. trails (medium)

Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
110
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

24. Has a ski school

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

25. has smoking ban in public places

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

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