41points

Courmayeur

62points

Val Thorens

Courmayeur
Val Thorens
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34 facts in comparison

Courmayeur vs Val Thorens

Courmayeur
Val Thorens

How does Courmayeur compare to Val Thorens?

  • 27 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    77vs50
  • 2 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    10vs8
  • 109.1$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    43$vs152.1$
  • 17.85$ cheaper season ticket price
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    1 187.00$vs1204.85$
  • 30 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    42vs12
  • 8 more hiking trails
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    12vs4
  • Is child friendly
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  • Has ice climbing areas
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How does Val Thorens compare to Courmayeur?

  • 37 more ski slopes
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    68vs31
  • 111km bigger skiable area
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    150kmvs39km
  • 28km closer to nearest airport
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    122kmvs150km
  • 13 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    27vs14
  • 3 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    9vs6
  • 41.3inches more snowfall (December)
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    85inchesvs43.7inches
  • 4km longer ski run
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    5kmvs1km
  • 28 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    33vs5

General info

1.distance from airport

150km

122km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
2.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Courmayeur
Val Thorens
Source: city's official website, 2020.
3.base elevation

1224meters

1850meters

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

5months

5.5months

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

31

68

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

39km

150km

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

14

27

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 Thorens
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.Has a ski school
Courmayeur
Val Thorens
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Courmayeur
Val Thorens
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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

77

50

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

6

9

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.hiking trails

12

4

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
4.Has a spa
Courmayeur
Val Thorens
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
5.Has an ice rink
Courmayeur
Val Thorens
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
Val Thorens
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

12

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 Thorens
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

85inches

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

73.7inches

130.5inches

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

73.9inches

134.5inches

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

64.1inches

92inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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