70points

Courchevel

73points

Gstaad

Courchevel
Gstaad
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40 facts in comparison

Courchevel vs Gstaad

Courchevel
Gstaad

How does Courchevel compare to Gstaad?

  • 2 more ski slopes
    ?

    96vs94
  • 132km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    25kmvs157km
  • 74 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    105vs31
  • 4 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    54vs50
  • 230meters higher summit
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    3230metersvs3000meters
  • 23 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    45vs22
  • Is child friendly
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  • 400meters higher base elevation
    ?

    1350metersvs950meters

How does Gstaad compare to Courchevel?

  • 100km bigger skiable area
    ?

    250kmvs150km
  • 70meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1950metersvs1880meters
  • 1 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    35vs34
  • 2.3km longer ski run
    ?

    10kmvs7.7km
  • 3 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    11vs8
  • 36.8inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    96.8inchesvs60inches
  • 31.1$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    27$vs58.1$
  • 100.1inches more snowfall (March)
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    184.6inchesvs84.5inches

General info

1.distance from airport

25km

157km

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

1880meters

1950meters

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

3230meters

3000meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Courchevel
Gstaad
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.Is child friendly
Courchevel
Gstaad
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.base elevation

1350meters

950meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

96

94

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

150km

250km

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

34

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
Courchevel
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.longest run

7.7km

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
Courchevel
Gstaad
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

105

31

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
Courchevel
Gstaad
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has a bobsled track
Courchevel
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.
4.Has an ice rink
Courchevel
Gstaad
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
Gstaad
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
6.Has snowmobile circuit
Courchevel
Gstaad
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.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

45

22

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
2.Hosts conferences
Courchevel
Gstaad
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
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.
4.Has camping facilities
Courchevel
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!

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

60inches

96.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.
2.snowfall march

84.5inches

184.6inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
3.snowfall february

86inches

164inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
4.snowfall january

66.5inches

124inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.
5.snowfall april

92inches

196inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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