85points

Courchevel

79points

Davos

100points

Zermatt

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Courchevel vs Davos vs Zermatt

Courchevel
Davos
Zermatt
Courchevel
Davos
Zermatt

Why is Courchevel better than Davos & Zermatt?

  • Distance from airport
    25kmvs148,80km
  • Hosts conferences
  • Winter olympics host
  • Has snowmobile circuit

Why is Davos better than Courchevel & Zermatt?

  • Ski pass daily
    51$vs58.1,75$
  • Has lake/s

Why is Zermatt better than Courchevel & Davos?

  • Ski slopes
    147vs96,85
  • Mountain height
    2279metersvs1880,1724meters
  • Base elevation
    1620metersvs1350,1500meters
  • Longest run
    25kmvs7.7,15km
  • Hotels and hostels
    147vs45,57
  • Restaurants on the slopes
    52vs10,50
  • Summit height above sealevel
    3899metersvs3230,2843meters
  • Trails (difficult)
    27vs8,21

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General info

1.mountain height

1880meters

1724meters

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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

25km

148km

80km

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

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.base elevation

1350meters

1500meters

1620meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

3230meters

2843meters

3899meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.Winter olympics host
Courchevel
Davos
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.

6.has lake/s
Courchevel
Davos
Zermatt

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

96

85

147

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Courchevel
Davos
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.

3.skiable area

150km

320km

200km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Courchevel
Davos
Zermatt

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Courchevel
Davos
Zermatt

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

6.ski pass daily

58.1$

51$

75$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

Best

Sansicario

0$

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Leisure

1.restaurants

105

102

82

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
Courchevel
Davos
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.

3.restaurants on the slopes

10

50

52

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

Best

Ellmau

70

4.Has a bobsled track
Courchevel
Davos
Zermatt

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.

For example

Kirkwood

5.Has snowmobile circuit
Courchevel
Davos
Zermatt

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.

6.Has an ice rink
Courchevel
Davos
Zermatt

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

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Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

45

57

147

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Hosts conferences
Courchevel
Davos
Zermatt

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

3.Has camping facilities
Courchevel
Davos
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!

4.number of five star hotels

4

2

4

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

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Snowfall

1.snowfall december

60inches

35inches

70.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

2.snowfall march

84.5inches

61inches

93.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

3.snowfall february

86inches

64.9inches

96.4inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

4.snowfall january

66.5inches

48.4inches

76.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

5.snowfall april

92inches

47.6inches

92.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

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