58points

Cortina d’Ampezzo

73points

Gstaad

Cortina d’Ampezzo
Gstaad
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35 facts in comparison

Cortina d’Ampezzo vs Gstaad

Cortina d’Ampezzo
Gstaad

How does Cortina d’Ampezzo compare to Gstaad?

  • 43 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    74vs31
  • 6957 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    59957vs53000
  • 1km longer ski run
    ?

    11kmvs10km
  • 21 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    32vs11
  • 462$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    597$vs1059$
  • 30 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    52vs22
  • 274meters higher base elevation
    ?

    1224metersvs950meters
  • Is child friendly
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How does Gstaad compare to Cortina d’Ampezzo?

  • 28 more ski slopes
    ?

    94vs66
  • 135km bigger skiable area
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    250kmvs115km
  • 23km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    157kmvs180km
  • 3 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    35vs32
  • 48 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    50vs2
  • 70meters higher summit
    ?

    3000metersvs2930meters
  • 15$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    27$vs42$
  • Has night skiing
    ?

General info

1.distance from airport

180km

157km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
2.summit height above sealevel

2930meters

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
Cortina d’Ampezzo
Gstaad
Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.months open yearly

5months

5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
5.base elevation

1224meters

950meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Cortina d’Ampezzo
Gstaad
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

66

94

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.skiable area

115km

250km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

32

35

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.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Cortina d’Ampezzo
Gstaad
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.
5.ski lifts total capacity

59957

53000

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
6.longest run

11km

10km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Leisure

1.restaurants

74

31

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

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

52

22

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

3

5

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
Cortina d’Ampezzo
Gstaad
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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