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Zinal review: 33 facts and highlights

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Zinal

How does Zinal compare to the average?

  • Mountain height
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    1224metersvs1140.23meters
  • Distance from airport
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    28kmvs107.39km
  • Opening hours
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    8hoursvs7.82hours
  • Longest run
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    7kmvs6.68km
  • Snowfall march
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    72.8inchesvs72.62inches
  • Summit height above sealevel
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    2895metersvs2585.7meters
  • Snowfall november
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    19.6inchesvs11.72inches
  • Months open yearly
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    5monthsvs4.84months

General info

1.mountain height

1224meters

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.
2.distance from airport

28km

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

8hours

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.
4.summit height above sealevel

2895meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.months open yearly

5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

12

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.skiable area

70km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

6

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.
4.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.
5.ski lifts total capacity

9980

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.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
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Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

Leisure

1.restaurants

8

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.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.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

3

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
2.number of five star hotels

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
3.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!

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

35.8inches

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

68.8inches

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

72.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
4.snowfall november

19.6inches

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

49.2inches

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

24inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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