ZermattTelluride
Top 2%404 points
Top 2%
Top 18%337 points
Top 18%
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Key facts and figures

Zermatt vs Telluride: 47 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
147
Big Sky: 250
127

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.
Zermatt
Telluride
68% have it

3. 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.
2279meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
1351meters

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
200km
Champéry: 650km
8.1km

5. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Zermatt
Telluride
94% have it

6. The resort is serviced by public transport

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Zermatt
Telluride
38% have it

7. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
82
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
11

8. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
80km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
11.4km

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.
52
Ellmau: 70
4

10. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
75$
Sansicario: 0$
109$

11. Has night skiing

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

12. Has toboggan runs

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

13. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
147
Val di Fassa: 188
50

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.
Zermatt
Telluride
88% have it

15. 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.
Zermatt
Telluride
37% have it

16. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
25km
Zermatt: 25km
7.4km

17. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Zermatt
Telluride
59% have it

18. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1620meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
2659meters

19. 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.
27
Big Sky: 150
52

20. 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.
72
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
46

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.
Zermatt
Telluride
17% have it

22. Is pet-friendly

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

23. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
93.3inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
34.7inches

24. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3899meters
Claviere: 5774meters
4010meters

25. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Zermatt
Telluride
40% have it

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