Top 10 ski resorts for winter break

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Top 10 ski resorts for winter break

  1. 1. Top 10 Ski Resorts for Winter Break Photo credit: Martin Green
  2. 2. Whistler/Blackcomb Ski Resort, British Columbia, Canada • The Whistler/Blackcomb ski resort, located in British Columbia, has 200 trails spanning 8,171 acres of skiable terrain which receive 400 inches of snowfall. Thirty-eight lifts provide full access to heights of 7,494 feet. Twenty percent of the mountain is made up of bunny slopes, fifty-five percent of the runs are for intermediate skiers while twenty-five percent are meant for experienced skiers. • Key Facts: Skiable Acres: 8,171 acres Base Elevation: 2,140 feet Summit Elevation: 7,494 feet Vertical: 5,354 feet Average Snowfall: 400 inches Number of Trails: 200 Longest Run: 36,960 feet Snowboarding Allowed: Yes Snowmaking: 7% Lifts Total: 38 Photo credit: Nstadie For more information visit: FindTheBest.com
  3. 3. Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria • Kitzbühel, located in Austria, has 21 trails that get about 179 inches of snowfall. Forty-four percent of the mountain is made up of bunny slopes, forty-three percent is for intermediate skiers while thirteen percent is for experienced skiers only. • Key Facts: Base Elevation: 2,592 feet Vertical: 3,970 feet Average Snowfall: 179 inches Number of Trails: 21 Longest Run: 22,176 feet Snowboarding Allowed: Yes Photo credit: Jean and Nathalie Lifts Total: 54 For more information visit: FindTheBest.com
  4. 4. Alta, Utah, USA • Located in Utah, Alta Ski Area has 50 trails spanning 2,200 acres of skiable terrain. Alta, which gets about 500 inches of snowfall, has eleven lifts which provide access to heights of 10,550 feet. About one quarter of the mountain is made up of bunny slopes, forty percent is for intermediate skiers while about thirty-five percent of the mountain’s trails are for more experienced skiers. • Key Facts: Skiable Acres: 2,200 acres Base Elevation: 8,530 feet Summit Elevation: 10,550 feet Vertical: 2,020 feet Average Snowfall: 500 inches Number of Trails: 50 Longest Run: 16,800 feet Snowboarding Allowed: No Snowmaking: 2% Photo credit: Sumanch Lifts Total: 11 For more information visit: FindTheBest.com
  5. 5. Champoluc , Valle D'Aosta, Italy • Champoluc, located in Italy, has 29 trails that reach heights of 11,647 feet. About fifty-two percent of the mountain is for intermediate skiers while forty-eight percent of the runs are for more experienced skiers. • Key Facts: Base Elevation: 5,381 feet Summit Elevation: 11,647 feet Vertical: 6,266 feet Number of Trails: 29 Snowboarding Allowed: Yes Photo credit: Seaan For more information visit: FindTheBest.com
  6. 6. Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, USA • Located in Colorado, Vail Ski Resort has 193 trails spanning 5,289 acres of skiable terrain, complemented by 348 inches of snowfall. The resort’s thirty-one lifts provide full access to heights of 11,570 feet. About eighteen percent of the mountain is made up of bunny slopes, twenty- nine percent of the runs are made for intermediate skiers while more than fifty percent is for expert skiers. • Key Facts: Skiable Acres: 5,289 acres Base Elevation: 8,120 feet Summit Elevation: 11,570 feet Vertical: 3,450 feet Average Snowfall: 348 inches Number of Trails: 193 Longest Run: 15,840 feet Photo credit: Dbenbenn Snowboarding Allowed: Yes Snowmaking: 33% Lifts Total: 31 For more information visit: FindTheBest.com
  7. 7. Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado, USA • Located in Colorado, Telluride has 115 trails spanning 2,000 acres of skiable terrain. The resort, which gets about 309 inches of snowfall, has eighteen lifts that provide access to heights of 12,255 feet. About a quarter of the mountain is made up of bunny slopes, thirty-eight percent of the runs are for intermediate skiers while about thirty-eight percent of the runs are for experienced skiers. • Key Facts: Skiable Acres: 2,000 acres Base Elevation: 8,750 feet Summit Elevation: 12,255 feet Vertical: 3,505 feet Average Snowfall: 309 inches Number of Trails: 115 Longest Run: 24,288 feet Snowboarding Allowed: Yes Snowmaking: 15% Lifts Total: 18 Photo credit: Ken Kinder For more information visit: FindTheBest.com
  8. 8. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA • Jackson Hole, located in Wyoming, has 116 trails spanning 2,500 acres of skiable terrain. Jackson Hole receives about 459 inches of snowfall and its twelve ski lifts provide full access to heights of 10,450 feet. Ten percent of the mountain is made up of bunny slopes, forty-percent of the runs are for intermediate skiers while about forty percent is for more experienced skiers. • Key Facts: Skiable Acres: 2,500 acres Base Elevation: 6,311 feet Summit Elevation: 10,450 feet Vertical: 4,139 feet Average Snowfall: 459 inches Number of Trails: 116 Longest Run: 38,000 feet Snowboarding Allowed: Yes Snowmaking: 8% Lifts Total: 12 Photo credit: Ams 100272 For more information visit: FindTheBest.com
  9. 9. Aspen, Colorado, USA • Aspen, located in Colorado, has 125 trails spanning 1,028 acres of skiable terrain. The ski spot sees an average of 300 inches of snowfall. Five lifts provide access to heights of 11,675 feet. About eighteen percent of the mountain is made of bunny slopes, thirty percent of the runs are for intermediate skiers while more than half of the runs are for advanced and expert skiers. • Key Facts: Skiable Acres: 1,028 acres Base Elevation: 8,040 feet Summit Elevation: 11,675 feet Vertical: 3,635 feet Average Snowfall: 300 inches Number of Trails: 125 Longest Run: 18,480 feet Snowboarding Allowed: Yes Snowmaking: 14% Lifts Total: 5 Photo credit: Chassig For more information visit: FindTheBest.com
  10. 10. Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland • Zermatt, located in Switzerland, has 121 trails spanning an expansive terrain. The spot, which receives about 300 inches of snowfall, includes twenty-five lifts that provide access to heights of 12,795 feet. About twenty-two percent of the mountain is made up of bunny slopes, sixty percent of the runs are for intermediate skiers while about eighteen percent of the mountain’s runs are for advanced and expert skiers. • Key Facts: Base Elevation: 5,315 feet Summit Elevation: 12,795 feet Vertical: 7,480 feet Average Snowfall: 300 inches Number of Trails: 121 Longest Run: 55,968 feet Snowboarding Allowed: Yes Lifts Total: 25 Photo credit: Cable 1 For more information visit: FindTheBest.com
  11. 11. Mammoth, California, USA • Located in California, Mammoth has 150 trails spanning 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, complemented by 400 inches of snowfall. The resort’s twenty-eight lifts provide full access to heights of 11,053 feet. • Key Facts: Skiable Acres: 3,500 acres Base Elevation: 7,953 feet Summit Elevation: 11,053 feet Vertical: 3,100 feet Average Snowfall: 400 inches Number of Trails: 150 Longest Run: 15,840 feet Snowboarding Allowed: Yes Snowmaking: 33% Photo credit: Geographer Lifts Total: 28 For more information visit: FindTheBest.com
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