71points

Courchevel

75points

Verbier

Courchevel
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42 facts in comparison

Courchevel vs Verbier

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How does Courchevel compare to Verbier?

  • 35 more restaurants/bars
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    105vs70
  • 50meters higher mountain height
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    1880metersvs1830meters
  • 135km closer to nearest airport
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    25kmvs160km
  • 19 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    54vs35
  • 19 more ski lifts
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    58vs39
  • 22 more hostels and hotels
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    45vs23
  • 0.2$ cheaper season ticket price
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    1 344.80$vs1345$
  • Has night skiing
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How does Verbier compare to Courchevel?

  • 4 more ski slopes
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    100vs96
  • 50km bigger skiable area
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    200kmvs150km
  • 21 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    55vs34
  • 2 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    10vs8
  • 9.3inches more snowfall (December)
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    69.3inchesvs60inches
  • 12 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    22vs10
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 2.3km longer ski run
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    10kmvs7.7km

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General info

1.mountain height

1880meters

1830meters

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

3230meters

3300meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
5.base elevation

1350meters

1500meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.Is child friendly
Courchevel
Verbier
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
7.has lake/s
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Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
8.Winter olympics host
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Verbier
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.

Skiing

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

150km

200km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
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
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Verbier
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.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
6.longest run

7.7km

10km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
9.Has a ski school
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Verbier
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
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.Has a spa
Courchevel
Verbier
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
5.Has an ice rink
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Verbier
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
6.Has a bobsled track
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Verbier
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.
7.Has ice climbing areas
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Verbier
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.
8.Has snowmobile circuit
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Verbier
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.
9.Has a golf course
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Verbier
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
3.Hosts conferences
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Verbier
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
5.Has camping facilities
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Verbier
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

69.3inches

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

86inches

109.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
3.snowfall march

84.5inches

100inches

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

66.5inches

88.5inches

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

92inches

104inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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