51points

Bled

85points

Courchevel

89points

Vail

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33 facts in comparison

Bled vs Courchevel vs Vail

Bled
Courchevel
Vail
Bled
Courchevel
Vail
51
points
85
points
89
points

Why is Bled better than Courchevel & Vail?

  • Has camping facilities

Why is Courchevel better than Bled & Vail?

  • Distance from airport
    25kmvs38.8,57km
  • Has toboggan runs

Why is Vail better than Bled & Courchevel?

  • Ski slopes
    193vs2,96
  • Summit height above sealevel
    3527metersvs1800,3230meters
  • Base elevation
    2476metersvs503,1350meters
  • Trails (medium)
    56vs1,34
  • Number of museums
    6vs1,0
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
  • Is pet-friendly

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General info

1.mountain height

1297meters

1880meters

1052meters

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

38.8km

25km

57km

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

1800meters

3230meters

3527meters

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

503meters

1350meters

2476meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

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
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

2

96

193

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

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.Has a ski school
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

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

5.Has toboggan runs
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

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

6.Has night skiing
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.

Leisure

1.restaurants

2

105

32

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
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

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

0

10

0

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
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

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

5.Has an ice rink
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

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

6.Has snowmobile circuit
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

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.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

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

22

45

33

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

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

4.Has camping facilities
Bled
Courchevel
Vail

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

1

4

0

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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