62points

Chamonix

75points

Verbier

Chamonix
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26 facts in comparison

Chamonix vs Verbier

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Verbier

How does Chamonix compare to Verbier?

  • 975meters higher mountain height
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    2805metersvs1830meters
  • 1 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    36vs35
  • 38 more hostels and hotels
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    61vs23
  • 520meters higher summit
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    3820metersvs3300meters
  • 10 more ski lifts
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    49vs39
  • Has a golf course
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  • Winter olympics host
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How does Verbier compare to Chamonix?

  • 31 more ski slopes
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    100vs69
  • 1 more restaurants/bars
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    70vs69
  • 31 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    55vs24
  • 1 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    10vs9
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 20.91$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    55$vs75.91$
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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  • Has toboggan runs
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General info

1.mountain height

2805meters

1830meters

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

3300meters

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

1500meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
5.Is child friendly
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Verbier
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.has lake/s
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Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
7.Winter olympics host
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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.
2.Allows off-piste skiing
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Verbier
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. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
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.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
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.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.
The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).

Leisure

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

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
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
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Verbier
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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