60points

Chamonix

59points

Crans-Montana

Chamonix
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24 facts in comparison

Chamonix vs Crans-Montana

Chamonix
Crans-Montana

How does Chamonix compare to Crans-Montana?

  • 19 more ski slopes
    ?

    69vs50
  • 5 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    69vs64
  • 1305meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2805metersvs1500meters
  • 4 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    24vs20
  • 5 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    9vs4
  • 19 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    36vs17
  • 820meters higher summit
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    3820metersvs3000meters
  • 16 more hostels and hotels
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    61vs45

How does Crans-Montana compare to Chamonix?

  • 40.91$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    35$vs75.91$
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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  • Has night skiing
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  • 465meters higher base elevation
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    1500metersvs1035meters
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • 2 more five star hotels
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    4vs2

General info

1.mountain height

2805meters

1500meters

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

3000meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Chamonix
Crans-Montana
Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.base elevation

1035meters

1500meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
5.Is child friendly
Chamonix
Crans-Montana
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Chamonix
Crans-Montana
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

69

50

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

24

20

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
Crans-Montana
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.Offers open cross-country skiing
Chamonix
Crans-Montana
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.
5.trails (difficult)

9

4

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.
6.Has a ski school
Chamonix
Crans-Montana
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

1.restaurants

69

64

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
Chamonix
Crans-Montana
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has ice climbing areas
Chamonix
Crans-Montana
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.
4.Has a golf course
Chamonix
Crans-Montana
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

61

45

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
2.number of five star hotels

2

4

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
3.Has camping facilities
Chamonix
Crans-Montana
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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