58points

Cortina d’Ampezzo

78points

Val d’Isère

Cortina d’Ampezzo
Val d’Isère
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Cortina d’Ampezzo vs Val d’Isère

Cortina d’Ampezzo
Val d’Isère

How does Cortina d’Ampezzo compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 15 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    74vs59
  • 1km longer ski run
    ?

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

    32vs29
  • 25.91$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    42$vs67.91$
  • 909.18$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    597$vs1506.18$
  • 25 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    52vs27
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
    ?
  • 4 more kindergartens
    ?

    5vs1

How does Val d’Isère compare to Cortina d’Ampezzo?

  • 92 more ski slopes
    ?

    158vs66
  • 185km bigger skiable area
    ?

    300kmvs115km
  • 36km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    144kmvs180km
  • 8 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    40vs32
  • 88 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    90vs2
  • 526meters higher summit
    ?

    3456metersvs2930meters
  • 33 more ski lifts
    ?

    94vs61
  • 0.5months more months open each year
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    5.5monthsvs5months

General info

1.distance from airport

180km

144km

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

3456meters

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
Val d’Isère
Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.months open yearly

5months

5.5months

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

1224meters

1550meters

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

158

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

115km

300km

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

32

40

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
Val d’Isère
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.longest run

11km

10km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Cortina d’Ampezzo
Val d’Isère
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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

74

59

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.number of cinemas

1

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
3.number of museums

0

0

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.number of theaters

0

0

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.Has a spa
Cortina d’Ampezzo
Val d’Isère
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
6.Has a bobsled track
Cortina d’Ampezzo
Val d’Isère
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.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

52

27

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

5

1

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
3.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.
4.Has camping facilities
Cortina d’Ampezzo
Val d’Isère
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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