41points

Courmayeur

67points

Val Gardena

Courmayeur
Val Gardena
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34 facts in comparison

Courmayeur vs Val Gardena

Courmayeur
Val Gardena

How does Courmayeur compare to Val Gardena?

  • 2 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    10vs8
  • 24.7inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    43.7inchesvs19inches
  • 63.7inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    73.7inchesvs10inches
  • 58.9inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    73.9inchesvs15inches
  • 16.4inches more snowfall (April)
    ?

    35.4inchesvs19inches
  • 43.1inches more snowfall (January)
    ?

    64.1inchesvs21inches
  • 24meters higher base elevation
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    1224metersvs1200meters

How does Val Gardena compare to Courmayeur?

  • 48 more ski slopes
    ?

    79vs31
  • 136km bigger skiable area
    ?

    175kmvs39km
  • 28 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    105vs77
  • 103km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    47kmvs150km
  • 33 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    47vs14
  • 106838 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    115238vs8400
  • 9.5km longer ski run
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    10.5kmvs1km
  • 19 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    24vs5

General info

1.distance from airport

150km

47km

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
Val Gardena
Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.months open yearly

5months

5months

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

1224meters

1200meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

31

79

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

39km

175km

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

14

47

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
Courmayeur
Val Gardena
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.ski lifts total capacity

8400

115238

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
6.trails (difficult)

10

8

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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

77

105

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

0

0

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
3.Has a spa
Courmayeur
Val Gardena
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has an ice rink
Courmayeur
Val Gardena
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
5.Has ice climbing areas
Courmayeur
Val Gardena
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.
6.Has a golf course
Courmayeur
Val Gardena
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

42

98

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

1

1

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
Val Gardena
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

19inches

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

73.7inches

10inches

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

73.9inches

15inches

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

35.4inches

19inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.
5.snowfall january

64.1inches

21inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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