How are slope lengths calculated?

Slope lengths in Ischgl

All calculation methods at a glance

More info about the slope lengths in Ischgl/Samnaun

Have you ever wondered how the length of a slope is calculated? What exactly is counted when some winter athletes race down the mountain at lightning speed and others take their time to make indulgent turns? Find out more about how Ischgl calculates its slope lengths! 

TOTAL PISTE KILOMETERS ISCHGL/SAMNAUN

km a = length travelled
Sporty route
b = inclined length
Downhill route
c = horizontal length
GPS measurement *
Total 239 172 163
Difficult 34 22 21
Medium 143 99 93
Easy 47 38 37
Ski route 15 13 12

* Two-dimensional measurement without taking account of height

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Lengths checked by Roman Markowski (Dipl.-Ing.), an engineering consultant for the surveying industry

Calculating slope lengths

EXAMPLES OF SKI PISTES IN ISCHGL

Piste length nr. 8
Easy piste (blue)

a = length travelled
Sporty route
b = inclined length
Downhill route
c = horizontal length
GPS measurement *
3,281 m 1,739 m 1,709 m

 

 

Piste length nr. 5
Medium piste (red)

a = length travelled
Sporty route
b = inclined length
Downhill route
c = horizontal length
GPS measurement *
3,894 m 2,591 m 2,497 m

 

 

Piste length nr. 31
Medium piste (red)

a = length travelled
Sporty route
b = inclined length
Downhill route
c = horizontal length
GPS measurement *
1,103 m 639 m 601 m

 

 

Piste length nr. 14a
Difficult piste (black)

a = length travelled
Sporty route
b = inclined length
Downhill route
c = horizontal length
GPS measurement *
2,799 m 1,682 m 1,558 m

 

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6561 Ischgl
Austria