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Alta
Lauterbrunnen
Top 15%347 points
Top 15%
Top 40%246 points
Top 40%
Key facts and figures

Alta vs Lauterbrunnen: 36 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
116
Big Sky: 250
80

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.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
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.
616meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
2171meters

4. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
12
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
20

5. The resort is serviced by public transport

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
39% have it

6. 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.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
88% have it

7. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
94% have it

8. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
79$
Sansicario: 0$
70$

9. has smoking ban in public places

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

10. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
53.1km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
46.5km

11. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
52% have it

12. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
5
Val di Fassa: 188
20

13. Has ice climbing areas

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.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
38% have it

14. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
53% have it

15. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
30% have it

16. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2600meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
800meters

17. Is pet-friendly

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
23% have it

18. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3216meters
Claviere: 5774meters
2971meters

19. 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.
10750
Val Gardena: 115238
9200

20. 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.
41
Big Sky: 150
16

21. Winter olympics host

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.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
17% have it

22. 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.
46
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
48

23. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
40% have it

24. Has an ice rink

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

25. possibility of drinking alcohol in public places

In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Alta
Lauterbrunnen
19% have it

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