85points

Courchevel

89points

Four Valleys

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Courchevel vs Four Valleys

Courchevel
Four Valleys
Courchevel
Four Valleys

Why is Courchevel better than Four Valleys?

  • The resort has open cross country skiing
  • 135km closer to nearest airport
    25kmvs160km
  • 18.9$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    58.1$vs77$
  • Has night skiing
  • Hosts conferences
  • Winter olympics host
  • 229.2$ cheaper season ticket price
    1344.8$vs1574$

Why is Four Valleys better than Courchevel?

  • 109 more ski slopes
    205vs96
  • 262km bigger skiable area
    412kmvs150km
  • 370meters higher mountain height
    2250metersvs1880meters
  • 100meters higher summit
    3330metersvs3230meters
  • 2.3km longer ski run
    10kmvs7.7km
  • 72 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    106vs34
  • 12 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    20vs8
  • 15.5inches more snowfall (March)
    100inchesvs84.5inches

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General info

1.mountain height

1880meters

2250meters

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

160km

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.summit height above sealevel

3230meters

3330meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.base elevation

1350meters

1080meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Courchevel
Four Valleys

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
Four Valleys

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

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

96

205

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Courchevel
Four Valleys

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

412km

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
Four Valleys

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Courchevel
Four Valleys

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

6.ski pass daily

58.1$

77$

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

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Sansicario

0$

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Leisure

1.Has ice climbing areas
Courchevel
Four Valleys

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.

2.Has snowmobile circuit
Courchevel
Four Valleys

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.

3.Has a bobsled track
Courchevel
Four Valleys

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

4.Has an ice rink
Courchevel
Four Valleys

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

5.Has a golf course
Courchevel
Four Valleys

The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

6.Has a spa
Courchevel
Four Valleys

After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

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Facilities

1.Hosts conferences
Courchevel
Four Valleys

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

2.Has camping facilities
Courchevel
Four Valleys

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!

3.number of five star hotels

4

5

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 march

84.5inches

100inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

2.snowfall december

60inches

69.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

3.snowfall january

66.5inches

88.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

4.snowfall april

92inches

104inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

5.snowfall february

86inches

109.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

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