Whistler BlackcombAlpbach
Top 12%352 points
Top 12%
Top 54%183 points
Top 54%
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Key facts and figures

Whistler Blackcomb vs Alpbach: 49 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
200
Big Sky: 250
16

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
1128meters

3. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
72
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
106

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
33.06km
Champéry: 650km
45km

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.
Whistler Blackcomb
Alpbach
68% have it

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
57km

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.
Whistler Blackcomb
Alpbach
88% have it

8. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
85$
Sansicario: 0$
55.56$

9. Has toboggan runs

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

10. 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
5

11. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
11km
Zermatt: 25km
4km

12. 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
Alpbach
17% have it

13. Has night skiing

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

14. trails (difficult)

High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
35
Big Sky: 150
3

15. has lake/s

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

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
Alpbach
6% have it

17. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
30
Val di Fassa: 188
24

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
2128meters

19. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
90inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
51.2inches

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
Alpbach
37% have it

21. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
675meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
1000meters

22. trails (medium)

Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
110
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
10

23. Has a ski school

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

24. has smoking ban in public places

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

25. months open yearly

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
6months
Samnaun: 10months
4months

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