60points

Chamonix

95points

Zermatt

Chamonix
Zermatt
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26 facts in comparison

Chamonix vs Zermatt

Chamonix
Zermatt

How does Chamonix compare to Zermatt?

  • 526meters higher mountain height
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    2805metersvs2279meters
  • 7 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    36vs29
  • Has a golf course
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  • Winter olympics host
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How does Zermatt compare to Chamonix?

  • 78 more ski slopes
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    147vs69
  • 13 more restaurants/bars
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    82vs69
  • 48 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    72vs24
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 18 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    27vs9
  • 79meters higher summit
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    3899metersvs3820meters
  • 0.91$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    75$vs75.91$
  • 86 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    147vs61

General info

1.mountain height

2805meters

2279meters

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

3899meters

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

1035meters

1620meters

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

147

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

24

72

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
Zermatt
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.Has a ski school
Chamonix
Zermatt
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
5.Offers open cross-country skiing
Chamonix
Zermatt
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.trails (difficult)

9

27

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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

69

82

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
Chamonix
Zermatt
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has an ice rink
Chamonix
Zermatt
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
4.Has a golf course
Chamonix
Zermatt
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
5.Has ice climbing areas
Chamonix
Zermatt
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.The resort is serviced by public transport
Chamonix
Zermatt
The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
2.hotels and hostels

61

147

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
3.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.
4.Has camping facilities
Chamonix
Zermatt
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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