59points

Crans-Montana

51points

Saas-Fee

Crans-Montana
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Crans-Montana vs Saas-Fee

Crans-Montana
Saas-Fee

How does Crans-Montana compare to Saas-Fee?

  • 10 more ski slopes
    ?

    50vs40
  • 60km bigger skiable area
    ?

    160kmvs100km
  • 47km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    180kmvs227km
  • 13 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    64vs51
  • 10 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    20vs10
  • 13830 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    36520vs22690
  • 35$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    35$vs70$
  • 2 more cinemas
    ?

    3vs1

How does Saas-Fee compare to Crans-Montana?

  • 300meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1800metersvs1500meters
  • 3km longer ski run
    ?

    15kmvs12km
  • 6 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    10vs4
  • 3 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    20vs17
  • 600meters higher summit
    ?

    3600metersvs3000meters
  • 209$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    990$vs1199$
  • 11 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    56vs45
  • Has toboggan runs
    ?

General info

1.mountain height

1500meters

1800meters

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

227km

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

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.
4.summit height above sealevel

3000meters

3600meters

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
Saas-Fee
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.months open yearly

5months

5months

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

50

40

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

160km

100km

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

20

10

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
Crans-Montana
Saas-Fee
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

36520

22690

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.Offers open cross-country skiing
Crans-Montana
Saas-Fee
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

64

51

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

3

1

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

2

1

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

56

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

3

4

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
3.number of five star hotels

4

1

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
Crans-Montana
Saas-Fee
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!

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