82points

Breckenridge

79points

Davos

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Breckenridge vs Davos

Breckenridge
Davos
Breckenridge
Davos

Why is Breckenridge better than Davos?

  • 30.5km closer to nearest airport
    117.5kmvs148km
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
  • Has ice climbing areas
  • Hosts conferences
  • Is pet-friendly
  • Has snowmobile circuit
  • Has a golf course

Why is Davos better than Breckenridge?

  • 688meters higher mountain height
    1724metersvs1036meters
  • 40 more restaurants/bars
    102vs62
  • Has toboggan runs
  • 54 more hostels and hotels
    57vs3
  • Has night skiing
  • 9.4km longer ski run
    15kmvs5.6km
  • 21541 larger uphill capacity per hour
    64421vs42880
  • 2 more five star hotels
    2vs0

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General info

1.mountain height

1036meters

1724meters

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

117.5km

148km

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

3962meters

2843meters

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

2926meters

1500meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Breckenridge
Davos

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.

For example

Ski Portillo

6.has lake/s
Breckenridge
Davos

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

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

155

85

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Breckenridge
Davos

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
Breckenridge
Davos

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
Breckenridge
Davos

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

5.longest run

5.6km

15km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Best

Zermatt

25km

6.Has night skiing
Breckenridge
Davos

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

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Leisure

1.restaurants

62

102

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
Breckenridge
Davos

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.Has an ice rink
Breckenridge
Davos

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

4.Has a bobsled track
Breckenridge
Davos

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 snowmobile circuit
Breckenridge
Davos

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 a golf course
Breckenridge
Davos

The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

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Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Breckenridge
Davos

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

3

57

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Breckenridge
Davos

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

4.Has camping facilities
Breckenridge
Davos

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

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2

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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