41points

Courmayeur

53points

Sestriere

Courmayeur
Sestriere
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34 facts in comparison

Courmayeur vs Sestriere

Courmayeur
Sestriere

How does Courmayeur compare to Sestriere?

  • 14 more ski slopes
    ?

    31vs17
  • 28 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    77vs49
  • 5 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    10vs5
  • 18.4inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    73.9inchesvs55.5inches
  • 26.5inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    73.7inchesvs47.2inches
  • 15.7inches more snowfall (January)
    ?

    64.1inchesvs48.4inches
  • 18 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    42vs24
  • 11.8inches more snowfall (April)
    ?

    35.4inchesvs23.6inches

How does Sestriere compare to Courmayeur?

  • 60km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    90kmvs150km
  • 6 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    20vs14
  • 6km longer ski run
    ?

    7kmvs1km
  • 3.9inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    47.6inchesvs43.7inches
  • 5 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    10vs5
  • 7$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    36$vs43$
  • 407$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    780$vs1187$
  • Has night skiing
    ?

General info

1.distance from airport

150km

90km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
2.opening hours

8hours

8hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
3.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Courmayeur
Sestriere
Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.base elevation

1224meters

1357meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
5.Is child friendly
Courmayeur
Sestriere
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.months open yearly

5months

5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

31

17

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.trails (medium)

14

20

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.
3.Allows off-piste skiing
Courmayeur
Sestriere
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.
4.trails (difficult)

10

5

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.
5.Has a ski school
Courmayeur
Sestriere
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.longest run

1km

7km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Leisure

1.restaurants

77

49

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

2

1

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

0

0

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.Has a spa
Courmayeur
Sestriere
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
5.Has an ice rink
Courmayeur
Sestriere
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
6.Has ice climbing areas
Courmayeur
Sestriere
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

1.hotels and hostels

42

24

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
2.number of five star hotels

1

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
3.Has camping facilities
Courmayeur
Sestriere
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

47.6inches

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

73.9inches

55.5inches

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

73.7inches

47.2inches

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

64.1inches

48.4inches

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

35.4inches

23.6inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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