59points

Crans-Montana

73points

Gstaad

Crans-Montana
Gstaad
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39 facts in comparison

Crans-Montana vs Gstaad

Crans-Montana
Gstaad

How does Crans-Montana compare to Gstaad?

  • 33 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    64vs31
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
    ?

    8hoursvs7.5hours
  • 2km longer ski run
    ?

    12kmvs10km
  • 15.4inches more snowfall (November)
    ?

    18.1inchesvs2.7inches
  • 23 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    45vs22
  • Is child friendly
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  • 550meters higher base elevation
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    1500metersvs950meters

How does Gstaad compare to Crans-Montana?

  • 44 more ski slopes
    ?

    94vs50
  • 90km bigger skiable area
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    250kmvs160km
  • 450meters higher mountain height
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    1950metersvs1500meters
  • 23km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    157kmvs180km
  • 15 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    35vs20
  • 16480 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    53000vs36520
  • 7 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    11vs4
  • 35inches more snowfall (December)
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    96.8inchesvs61.8inches

General info

1.mountain height

1500meters

1950meters

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.
2.distance from airport

180km

157km

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

8hours

7.5hours

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.
4.summit height above sealevel

3000meters

3000meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Crans-Montana
Gstaad
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Crans-Montana
Gstaad
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

50

94

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

160km

250km

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

20

35

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.ski lifts total capacity

36520

53000

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.
5.Allows off-piste skiing
Crans-Montana
Gstaad
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.
6.Has a ski school
Crans-Montana
Gstaad
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

1.restaurants

64

31

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
Crans-Montana
Gstaad
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has an ice rink
Crans-Montana
Gstaad
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
4.Has ice climbing areas
Crans-Montana
Gstaad
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

45

22

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

4

5

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
Crans-Montana
Gstaad
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

61.8inches

96.8inches

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

117.7inches

184.6inches

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

122inches

164inches

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

18.1inches

2.7inches

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

113.7inches

196inches

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

88.1inches

124inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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