60points

Chamonix

62points

Val Thorens

Chamonix
Val Thorens
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28 facts in comparison

Chamonix vs Val Thorens

Chamonix
Val Thorens

How does Chamonix compare to Val Thorens?

  • 1 more ski slopes
    ?

    69vs68
  • 505meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2805metersvs2300meters
  • 19 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    69vs50
  • 1 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    9vs8
  • 3 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    36vs33
  • 76.19$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    75.91$vs152.1$
  • 600meters higher summit
    ?

    3820metersvs3220meters
  • 49 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    61vs12

How does Val Thorens compare to Chamonix?

  • 3 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    27vs24
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
    ?
  • Has toboggan runs
    ?
  • Has night skiing
    ?
  • 23 more chalets
    ?

    33vs10
  • 815meters higher base elevation
    ?

    1850metersvs1035meters
  • Has an ice rink
    ?
  • Has snowmobile circuit
    ?

General info

1.mountain height

2805meters

2300meters

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

3220meters

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
Val Thorens
Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.base elevation

1035meters

1850meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
5.Is child friendly
Chamonix
Val Thorens
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.Winter olympics host
Chamonix
Val Thorens
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

1.ski slopes

69

68

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

24

27

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
Val Thorens
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.trails (difficult)

9

8

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.
5.Offers open cross-country skiing
Chamonix
Val Thorens
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
Val Thorens
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

1.restaurants

69

50

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
Chamonix
Val Thorens
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has an ice rink
Chamonix
Val Thorens
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
4.Has snowmobile circuit
Chamonix
Val Thorens
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.
5.Has a golf course
Chamonix
Val Thorens
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
6.Has ice climbing areas
Chamonix
Val Thorens
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.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

61

12

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

10

33

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.number of five star hotels

2

1

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
4.Has camping facilities
Chamonix
Val Thorens
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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