41points

Avoriaz

76points

Val d’Isère

Avoriaz
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Avoriaz vs Val d’Isère

Avoriaz
Val d’Isère
41
points
Avoriaz
76
points
Val d’Isère

How does Avoriaz compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 38km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    106kmvs144km
  • 2km longer ski run
    ?

    12kmvs10km
  • 15.1$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    52.81$vs67.91$
  • 1.1inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    115.7inchesvs114.6inches
  • 8.28inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    119.6inchesvs111.32inches
  • 250meters higher base elevation
    ?

    1800metersvs1550meters
  • Has night skiing
    ?
  • 857.61$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    648.57$vs1506.18$

How does Val d’Isère compare to Avoriaz?

  • 150 more ski slopes
    ?

    158vs8
  • 726meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1906metersvs1180meters
  • 262km bigger skiable area
    ?

    300kmvs38km
  • 27 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    59vs32
  • 13 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    18vs5
  • 38 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    40vs2
  • 1176meters higher summit
    ?

    3456metersvs2280meters
  • 27 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    29vs2

General info

1.mountain height
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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

1180meters

1906meters

2.distance from airport
?

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

106km

144km

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

2280meters

3456meters

4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Avoriaz
Val d’Isère
5.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1800meters

1550meters

6.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.

Avoriaz
Val d’Isère

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

8

158

2.skiable area
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The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

38km

300km

3.Allows off-piste skiing
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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.

Avoriaz
Val d’Isère
4.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

2

40

5.trails (difficult)
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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.

Best

Big Sky

150

2

29

6.Offers open cross-country skiing
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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.

Avoriaz
Val d’Isère

Leisure

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

32

59

2.restaurants on the slopes
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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

5

18

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

Avoriaz
Val d’Isère
4.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.

Avoriaz
Val d’Isère
5.Has snowmobile circuit
?

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.

Avoriaz
Val d’Isère
6.Has a bobsled track
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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.

For example

Kirkwood

Avoriaz
Val d’Isère

Facilities

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3

27

2.number of kindergartens
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Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

1

1

3.Has camping facilities
?

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!

Avoriaz
Val d’Isère
4.number of five star hotels
?

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

0

5

5.chalets
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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.

Best

Big White

269

11

15

Snowfall

1.snowfall december
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Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

66inches

74inches

2.snowfall march
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Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

115.7inches

114.6inches

3.snowfall april
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Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

117.9inches

124.15inches

4.snowfall january
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Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

95inches

104.7inches

5.snowfall february
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Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

119.6inches

111.32inches

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