Whistler BlackcombWengen
Top 4%390 points
Top 4%
Top 43%232 points
Top 43%
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Key facts and figures

Whistler Blackcomb vs Wengen: 47 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

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

2. 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
Wengen
68% have it

3. skiable area

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

4. 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
1046meters

5. restaurants

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

6. Has a ski school

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

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
Wengen
88% have it

8. has smoking ban in public places

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

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.
17
Ellmau: 70
11

10. Has toboggan runs

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

11. hotels and hostels

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

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
15km

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.
137km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
65km

14. 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
Wengen
37% have it

16. snowfall march

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

17. has lake/s

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

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
2320meters

19. 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
20200

20. snowfall december

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

21. 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
Wengen
17% have it

22. Hosts conferences

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

23. Is pet-friendly

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

24. 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.
35
Big Sky: 150
11

25. 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.
110
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
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