60points

Chamonix

70points

Courchevel

Chamonix
Courchevel
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29 facts in comparison

Chamonix vs Courchevel

Chamonix
Courchevel

How does Chamonix compare to Courchevel?

  • 925meters higher mountain height
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    2805metersvs1880meters
  • 1 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    9vs8
  • 590meters higher summit
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    3820metersvs3230meters
  • 16 more hostels and hotels
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    61vs45
  • Has a golf course
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  • Has camping facilities
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How does Courchevel compare to Chamonix?

  • 27 more ski slopes
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    96vs69
  • 36 more restaurants/bars
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    105vs69
  • 10 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    34vs24
  • 18 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    54vs36
  • 17.81$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    58.1$vs75.91$
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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  • Has toboggan runs
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  • Has night skiing
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General info

1.mountain height

2805meters

1880meters

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

3820meters

3230meters

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.base elevation

1035meters

1350meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
5.Is child friendly
Chamonix
Courchevel
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.Winter olympics host
Chamonix
Courchevel
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.
3.Allows off-piste skiing
Chamonix
Courchevel
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
Chamonix
Courchevel
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
Chamonix
Courchevel
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has a bobsled track
Chamonix
Courchevel
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.
4.Has an ice rink
Chamonix
Courchevel
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
5.Has a golf course
Chamonix
Courchevel
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
6.Has snowmobile circuit
Chamonix
Courchevel
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

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.
3.Hosts conferences
Chamonix
Courchevel
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
5.Has camping facilities
Chamonix
Courchevel
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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