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Courchevel
Ellmau
Top 19%333 points
Top 19%
Top 54%188 points
Top 54%
Key facts and figures

Courchevel vs Ellmau: 32 facts in comparison

1. Allows off-piste skiing

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.
Courchevel
Ellmau
69% have it

2. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
150km
Champéry: 650km
279km

3. mountain height

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.
1880meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
1337meters

4. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
105
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
70

5. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Courchevel
Ellmau
88% have it

6. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Courchevel
Ellmau
94% have it

7. restaurants on the slopes

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.
10
Ellmau: 70
70

8. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
45
Val di Fassa: 188
11

9. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
25km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
87km

10. Has ice climbing areas

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.
Courchevel
Ellmau
38% have it

11. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Courchevel
Ellmau
53% have it

12. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Courchevel
Ellmau
59% have it

13. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Courchevel
Ellmau
52% have it

14. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
58.1$
Sansicario: 0$
60.15$

15. Winter olympics host

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.
Courchevel
Ellmau
17% have it

16. Hosts conferences

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Courchevel
Ellmau
30% have it

17. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3230meters
Claviere: 5774meters
1957meters

18. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1350meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
620meters

19. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
58
Champéry: 216
90

20. Has a bobsled track

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.
Courchevel
Ellmau
7% have it

21. chalets

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.
41
Big White: 269
3

22. number of cinemas

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
1
Squaw Valley: 5
0

23. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
0
Banff Mount Norquay: 25
0

24. Has snowmobile circuit

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.
Courchevel
Ellmau
28% have it

25. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Courchevel
Ellmau
62% have it

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