37points

Banff Mount Norquay

57points

Grindelwald

Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
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43 facts in comparison

Banff Mount Norquay vs Grindelwald

Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald

How does Banff Mount Norquay compare to Grindelwald?

  • 4km closer to nearest airport
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    148kmvs152km
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?
  • 13.2inches more snowfall (November)
    ?

    13.2inchesvs0inches
  • 2$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    61$vs63$
  • 24 more museums
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    25vs1
  • 630meters higher base elevation
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    1680metersvs1050meters
  • 1months more months open each year
    ?

    6monthsvs5months
  • Has snowmobile circuit
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How does Grindelwald compare to Banff Mount Norquay?

  • 27 more ski slopes
    ?

    55vs28
  • 25 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    60vs35
  • 701meters higher mountain height
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    1471metersvs770meters
  • 14 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    24vs10
  • 39200 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    42000vs2800
  • 31.9inches more snowfall (December)
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    49.2inchesvs17.3inches
  • Offers open cross-country skiing
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  • 2 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    15vs13

General info

1.distance from airport

148km

152km

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

770meters

1471meters

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

2450meters

2505meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.base elevation

1680meters

1050meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.Is child friendly
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

28

55

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.trails (medium)

10

24

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.
3.Allows off-piste skiing
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
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.
4.ski lifts total capacity

2800

42000

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.
5.Has a ski school
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

35

60

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

25

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
3.Has a spa
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has an ice rink
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
5.Has snowmobile circuit
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
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 ice climbing areas
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
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

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
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

7

40

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

1

3

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
4.Hosts conferences
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
5.number of five star hotels

5

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
6.Has camping facilities
Banff Mount Norquay
Grindelwald
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!

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

17.3inches

49.2inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.
2.snowfall november

13.2inches

0inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.
3.snowfall february

11.8inches

91.3inches

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

15inches

62.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.
5.snowfall april

10.3inches

33.4inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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