71points

Courchevel

100points

Zermatt

Courchevel
Zermatt
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40 facts in comparison

Courchevel vs Zermatt

Courchevel
Zermatt
71
points
Courchevel
100
points
Zermatt

How does Courchevel compare to Zermatt?

  • 55km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    25kmvs80km
  • 23 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    105vs82
  • 16.9$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    58.1$vs75$
  • 25 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    54vs29
  • 119.2$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 344.80$vs1464$
  • Has snowmobile circuit
    ?
  • Hosts conferences
    ?
  • Winter olympics host
    ?

How does Zermatt compare to Courchevel?

  • 51 more ski slopes
    ?

    147vs96
  • 399meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2279metersvs1880meters
  • 50km bigger skiable area
    ?

    200kmvs150km
  • 38 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    72vs34
  • 42 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    52vs10
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?
  • 19 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    27vs8
  • 669meters higher summit
    ?

    3899metersvs3230meters

General info

1.mountain height
?

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

1880meters

2279meters

2.distance from airport
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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

25km

80km

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3230meters

3899meters

4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Courchevel
Zermatt
5.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1350meters

1620meters

6.Winter olympics host
?

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.

Courchevel
Zermatt

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

96

147

2.skiable area
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The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

150km

200km

3.Allows off-piste skiing
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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.

Courchevel
Zermatt
4.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

34

72

5.trails (difficult)
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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.

Best

Big Sky

150

8

27

6.Offers open cross-country skiing
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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.

Courchevel
Zermatt

Leisure

1.restaurants
?

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

105

82

2.restaurants on the slopes
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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

10

52

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

Courchevel
Zermatt
4.Has ice climbing areas
?

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.

Courchevel
Zermatt
5.Has snowmobile circuit
?

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.

Courchevel
Zermatt
6.Has a bobsled track
?

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

Courchevel
Zermatt

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
?

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

Courchevel
Zermatt
2.hotels and hostels
?

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

45

147

3.Hosts conferences
?

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

Courchevel
Zermatt
4.Has camping facilities
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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!

Courchevel
Zermatt
5.number of five star hotels
?

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

4

4

Snowfall

1.snowfall december
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Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

60inches

70.8inches

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

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

86inches

96.4inches

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

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

84.5inches

93.3inches

4.snowfall april
?

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

92inches

92.8inches

5.snowfall january
?

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

66.5inches

76.3inches

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