85points

Courchevel

91points

Les Arcs

Comparison winner
vs
vs

44 facts in comparison

Courchevel vs Les Arcs

Courchevel
Les Arcs
Courchevel
Les Arcs
85
points
91
points

Why is Courchevel better than Les Arcs?

  • 101km closer to nearest airport
    25kmvs126km
  • 13.8$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    58.1$vs71.9$
  • Has toboggan runs
  • Has night skiing
  • Winter olympics host
  • Hosts conferences
  • Has smoking ban in public places
  • Has an ice rink

Why is Les Arcs better than Courchevel?

  • 138 more ski slopes
    234vs96
  • 275km bigger skiable area
    425kmvs150km
  • 170meters higher mountain height
    2050metersvs1880meters
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
  • 20meters higher summit
    3250metersvs3230meters
  • 33 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    67vs34
  • 27 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    35vs8
  • 68inches more snowfall (December)
    128inchesvs60inches

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

1880meters

2050meters

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

126km

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

3250meters

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

1200meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Courchevel
Les Arcs

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 smoking ban in public places
Courchevel
Les Arcs

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

96

234

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Courchevel
Les Arcs

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

425km

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
Les Arcs

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Courchevel
Les Arcs

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

6.ski pass daily

58.1$

71.9$

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

Best

Sansicario

0$

Leisure

1.restaurants

105

75

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

10

10

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

3.Has ice climbing areas
Courchevel
Les Arcs

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.

4.Has a bobsled track
Courchevel
Les Arcs

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
Les Arcs

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
Les Arcs

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

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Courchevel
Les Arcs

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

2.hotels and hostels

45

16

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Courchevel
Les Arcs

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

4.Has camping facilities
Courchevel
Les Arcs

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!

5.chalets

41

40

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.

Best

Big White

269

6.number of kindergartens

2

6

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

60inches

128inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

2.snowfall march

84.5inches

118inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

3.snowfall april

92inches

120inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

4.snowfall january

66.5inches

83inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

5.snowfall february

86inches

108inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

Videos

Powered by

Top 10 ski resorts

Add to comparison
    This page is currently only available in English.