Zinal
Top 62%1,656 points
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Key facts and figures

Zinal review: 33 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
12
Big Sky: 250

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.
Zinal
69% 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.
1224meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
70km
Champéry: 650km

5. 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.
Zinal
88% have it

6. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
8
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

7. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Zinal
94% have it

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.
28km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

9. has smoking ban in public places

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

10. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
7km
Zermatt: 25km

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
3
Val di Fassa: 188

12. 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.
9980
Val Gardena: 115238

13. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1670meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

14. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2895meters
Claviere: 5774meters

15. 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.
6
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

16. 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.
2
Big Sky: 150

17. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
72.8inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches

18. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
35.8inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches

19. opening hours

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.
8hours
Sky Resort: 13hours

20. ski lifts (air)

Air lifts describe all off-ground types of ski lift, such as cable cars or chair lifts. These are better, particular for travelling long distances, as they can transport skiers faster and in larger quantities than surface lifts.
3
Champéry: 102

21. number of five star hotels

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
0
Park City Mountain: 9

22. Is child friendly

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
Zinal
86% have it

23. trails (easy)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.
4
Champéry: 150

24. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Zinal
62% have it

25. snowfall november

Average snowfall in the month of November.
19.6inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 85inches

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