70points

Courchevel

78points

Val d’Isère

Courchevel
Val d’Isère
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45 facts in comparison

Courchevel vs Val d’Isère

Courchevel
Val d’Isère

How does Courchevel compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 119km closer to nearest airport
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    25kmvs144km
  • 46 more restaurants/bars
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    105vs59
  • 9.81$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    58.1$vs67.91$
  • 161.38$ cheaper season ticket price
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    1 344.80$vs1506.18$
  • 18 more hostels and hotels
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    45vs27
  • Has night skiing
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  • 26 more chalets
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    41vs15
  • 1 more kindergartens
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    2vs1

How does Val d’Isère compare to Courchevel?

  • 62 more ski slopes
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    158vs96
  • 150km bigger skiable area
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    300kmvs150km
  • 26meters higher mountain height
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    1906metersvs1880meters
  • 6 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    40vs34
  • 8 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    18vs10
  • 14inches more snowfall (December)
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    74inchesvs60inches
  • 2.3km longer ski run
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    10kmvs7.7km
  • 21 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    29vs8

General info

1.distance from airport

25km

144km

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

1906meters

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

3456meters

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
Val d’Isère
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.Is child friendly
Courchevel
Val d’Isère
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.base elevation

1350meters

1550meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

96

158

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

150km

300km

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

34

40

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
Val d’Isère
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.Offers open cross-country skiing
Courchevel
Val d’Isère
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.
6.Has a ski school
Courchevel
Val d’Isère
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

1.restaurants

105

59

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

10

18

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.
3.number of museums

0

0

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.number of cinemas

1

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.number of theaters

0

0

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
6.Has a spa
Courchevel
Val d’Isère
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

45

27

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

41

15

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.
3.number of kindergartens

2

1

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
4.Hosts conferences
Courchevel
Val d’Isère
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
5.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.
6.Has camping facilities
Courchevel
Val d’Isère
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

74inches

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

84.5inches

114.6inches

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

86inches

111.32inches

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

66.5inches

104.7inches

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

92inches

124.15inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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