60points

Chamonix

76points

Val d’Isère

Chamonix
Val d’Isère
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28 facts in comparison

Chamonix vs Val d’Isère

Chamonix
Val d’Isère
60
points
Chamonix
76
points
Val d’Isère

How does Chamonix compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 899meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2805metersvs1906meters
  • 10 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    69vs59
  • 34 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    61vs27
  • 364meters higher summit
    ?

    3820metersvs3456meters
  • Has a golf course
    ?
  • Has camping facilities
    ?

How does Val d’Isère compare to Chamonix?

  • 89 more ski slopes
    ?

    158vs69
  • 16 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    40vs24
  • 20 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    29vs9
  • 8$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    67.91$vs75.91$
  • Has smoking ban in public places
    ?
  • 54 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    90vs36
  • Has an ice rink
    ?
  • 45 more ski lifts
    ?

    94vs49

General info

1.mountain height
?

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

2805meters

1906meters

2.summit height above sealevel
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The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3820meters

3456meters

3.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Chamonix
Val d’Isère
4.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1035meters

1550meters

5.Winter olympics host
?

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.

Chamonix
Val d’Isère
6.Is child friendly
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The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Chamonix
Val d’Isère

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

69

158

2.Allows off-piste skiing
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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.

Chamonix
Val d’Isère
3.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

24

40

4.trails (difficult)
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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.

Best

Big Sky

150

9

29

5.Offers open cross-country skiing
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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.

Chamonix
Val d’Isère
6.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Chamonix
Val d’Isère

Leisure

1.restaurants
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More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

69

59

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

Chamonix
Val d’Isère
3.Has ice climbing areas
?

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.

Chamonix
Val d’Isère
4.Has snowmobile circuit
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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.

Chamonix
Val d’Isère
5.Has a bobsled track
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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

Chamonix
Val d’Isère
6.Has a golf course
?

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

Chamonix
Val d’Isère

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels
?

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

61

27

2.Has camping facilities
?

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!

Chamonix
Val d’Isère
3.chalets
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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.

Best

Big White

269

10

15

4.number of five star hotels
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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

2

5

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