46points

Avoriaz

60points

Chamonix

Avoriaz
Chamonix
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26 facts in comparison

Avoriaz vs Chamonix

Avoriaz
Chamonix

How does Avoriaz compare to Chamonix?

  • 23.1$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    52.81$vs75.91$
  • Has toboggan runs
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  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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  • Has night skiing
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  • 1 more chalets
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    11vs10
  • 765meters higher base elevation
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    1800metersvs1035meters
  • Has an ice rink
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  • Has snowmobile circuit
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How does Chamonix compare to Avoriaz?

  • 61 more ski slopes
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    69vs8
  • 37 more restaurants/bars
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    69vs32
  • 1625meters higher mountain height
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    2805metersvs1180meters
  • 22 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    24vs2
  • 7 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    9vs2
  • 32 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    36vs4
  • 1540meters higher summit
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    3820metersvs2280meters
  • 58 more hostels and hotels
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    61vs3

General info

1.mountain height

1180meters

2805meters

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.
2.summit height above sealevel

2280meters

3820meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
4.Is child friendly
Avoriaz
Chamonix
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
5.base elevation

1800meters

1035meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.Winter olympics host
Avoriaz
Chamonix
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.

Skiing

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
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.
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.
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.
Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.
6.Has a ski school
Avoriaz
Chamonix
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
Avoriaz
Chamonix
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has an ice rink
Avoriaz
Chamonix
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
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.
5.Has a golf course
Avoriaz
Chamonix
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
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.

Facilities

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
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!

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