42points

Courmayeur

56points

Flaine

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Courmayeur vs Flaine

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How does Courmayeur compare to Flaine?

  • 67 more restaurants/bars
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    77vs10
  • 5 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    10vs5
  • 15.73$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    43$vs58.73$
  • 40 more hostels and hotels
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    42vs2
  • 68.69$ cheaper season ticket price
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    1 187.00$vs1255.69$
  • 0.5months more months open each year
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    5monthsvs4.5months
  • Has ice climbing areas
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  • 1 more five star hotels
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    1vs0

How does Flaine compare to Courmayeur?

  • 32 more ski slopes
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    63vs31
  • 101km bigger skiable area
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    140kmvs39km
  • 57.1km closer to nearest airport
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    92.9kmvs150km
  • 9 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    23vs14
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    7vs6
  • 20inches more snowfall (December)
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    63.7inchesvs43.7inches
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 13km longer ski run
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    14kmvs1km

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General info

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
3.base elevation

1224meters

1600meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
4.months open yearly

5months

4.5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
5.Is child friendly
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Flaine
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
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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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.
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
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.
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.

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.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
6.Has a spa
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Flaine
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
7.Has an ice rink
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Flaine
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
8.Has a golf course
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Flaine
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
9.Has ice climbing areas
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Flaine
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.

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.
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
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Flaine
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

43.7inches

63.7inches

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

73.7inches

165.5inches

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

73.9inches

144inches

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

64.1inches

115.3inches

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

35.4inches

144.9inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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