86points

Alta

85points

Courchevel

79points

Davos

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Alta vs Courchevel vs Davos

Alta
Courchevel
Davos
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

Why is Alta better than Courchevel & Davos?

  • The resort is serviced by public transport
  • Is pet-friendly
  • Has a bobsled track
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places

Why is Courchevel better than Alta & Davos?

  • Distance from airport
    25kmvs53.1,148km

Why is Davos better than Alta & Courchevel?

  • Restaurants on the slopes
    50vs1,10
  • Ski pass daily
    51$vs79,58.1$
  • Hotels and hostels
    57vs5,45

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General info

1.mountain height

616meters

1880meters

1724meters

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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

53.1km

25km

148km

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

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.base elevation

2600meters

1350meters

1500meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

3216meters

3230meters

2843meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.Winter olympics host
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

6.Is pet-friendly
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

116

96

85

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

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.

3.The resort has open cross country skiing
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

4.Has a ski school
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.Has toboggan runs
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.

6.Has night skiing
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.

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Leisure

1.restaurants

12

105

102

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

1

10

50

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

Best

Ellmau

70

3.Has ice climbing areas
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.

4.Has a bobsled track
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.

5.Has snowmobile circuit
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

6.Has an ice rink
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

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Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

2.hotels and hostels

5

45

57

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

4.Has camping facilities
Alta
Courchevel
Davos

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!

5.number of five star hotels

0

4

2

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

Best

Park City Mountain

9

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Snowfall

1.snowfall december

131.5inches

60inches

35inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

2.snowfall march

129inches

84.5inches

61inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

3.snowfall january

57.5inches

66.5inches

48.4inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

4.snowfall february

115inches

86inches

64.9inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

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