Monday, January 27, 2014

Ski Resorts: Steamboat vs. Park City vs. Whistler vs. Snowmass

My Ranking: Based on the resorts I have skied

1 Whistler/Blackcomb (British Columbia)
 2 Snowmass (Colorado)
 3 Steamboat (Colorado)
 4 Park City (Utah)
 5 Aspen (Colorado)
 6 Heavenly (California)
 7 Snowshoe (W. Virginia)

Ski Resort Comparison
Criteria Steamboat Park City Whistler Snowmass Aspen Mountain Heavenly
My Overall Rating 4 4 5 4.5 4 3
Skiable Area                                     2,965                                     3,300                              8,171                                       3,362                                      675                               4,800
Vertical                                     3,668                                     3,100                              5,280                                       4,406                                  4,406                               3,500
Summit elevation                                   10,568                                   10,000                              8,000                                     12,510                                11,212                             10,067
Base elevation                                     6,900                                     6,900                              2,215                                       8,104                                  7,945                               6,565
# of lifts 16 16 37 21 8 30
# of trails 165 116 200 94 76 97
Easy Trails 23 20 30 6% 0 19
Intermediate trails 69 58 110 47% 36 44
Advanced Trails 73 38 30 17% 20 29
Expert Trails 0 0 30 30% 20 5
Half Pipe 2 2 2 2 NA 1
Terrain Park 4 3 2 3 NA 5
Kids Ski School Ratings 5 4.5 4.5 4.5 0  
Access to resort 4 5 4 4.5 4.5 3
Need for car Not needed, easy shuttle access into town Not needed, easy shuttle access into town Car needed - taxis convinient $5-$10/trip. Public transportation poor good public transport good public transport Car needed
Apres-Ski rating 3 4.5 4.5 3 5 3
ski in/ski out rating 4.5 4 5 5 0 4
On-mountain dining 4 4.5 4 5 5 3

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