86points

Alta

100points

Zermatt

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Alta vs Zermatt

Alta
Zermatt
Alta
Zermatt

Why is Alta better than Zermatt?

  • The resort is serviced by public transport
  • 26.9km closer to nearest airport
    53.1kmvs80km
  • Hosts conferences
  • Winter olympics host
  • Has lake/s
  • 265$ cheaper season ticket price
    1199$vs1464$
  • Is pet-friendly
  • Has a bobsled track

Why is Zermatt better than Alta?

  • 31 more ski slopes
    147vs116
  • 1663meters higher mountain height
    2279metersvs616meters
  • 70 more restaurants/bars
    82vs12
  • 51 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    52vs1
  • 683meters higher summit
    3899metersvs3216meters
  • 4$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    75$vs79$
  • 142 more hostels and hotels
    147vs5
  • Has night skiing

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General info

1.mountain height

616meters

2279meters

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

80km

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.summit height above sealevel

3216meters

3899meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.base elevation

2600meters

1620meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Alta
Zermatt

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.has lake/s
Alta
Zermatt

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

116

147

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Alta
Zermatt

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
Zermatt

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

4.Has a ski school
Alta
Zermatt

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.Has toboggan runs
Alta
Zermatt

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

6.ski pass daily

79$

75$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

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Sansicario

0$

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Leisure

1.restaurants

12

82

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
Alta
Zermatt

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.

3.restaurants on the slopes

1

52

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

4.Has a bobsled track
Alta
Zermatt

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
Zermatt

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
Zermatt

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
Zermatt

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

147

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Alta
Zermatt

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

4.Has camping facilities
Alta
Zermatt

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

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 march

129inches

93.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

2.snowfall december

131.5inches

70.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

3.snowfall january

57.5inches

76.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

4.snowfall february

115inches

96.4inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

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