59points

Crans-Montana

64points

Telluride

Crans-Montana
Telluride
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50 facts in comparison

Crans-Montana vs Telluride

Crans-Montana
Telluride

How does Crans-Montana compare to Telluride?

  • 151.9km bigger skiable area
    ?

    160kmvs8.1km
  • 149meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1500metersvs1351meters
  • 53 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    64vs11
  • 14134 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    36520vs22386
  • 14 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    18vs4
  • 35.6inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    61.8inchesvs26.2inches
  • 4.6km longer ski run
    ?

    12kmvs7.4km
  • 74$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    35$vs109$

How does Telluride compare to Crans-Montana?

  • 77 more ski slopes
    ?

    127vs50
  • 168.6km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    11.4kmvs180km
  • 26 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    46vs20
  • 1hours longer opening hours
    ?

    9hoursvs8hours
  • 48 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    52vs4
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 12 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    29vs17
  • 1010meters higher summit
    ?

    4010metersvs3000meters

General info

1.mountain height

1500meters

1351meters

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

11.4km

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

9hours

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

4010meters

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
Telluride
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

127

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

160km

8.1km

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

20

46

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
Telluride
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

22386

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.Has a ski school
Crans-Montana
Telluride
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

1.restaurants

64

11

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

18

4

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.number of museums

2

15

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.number of cinemas

3

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.Has a spa
Crans-Montana
Telluride
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
6.Has a bobsled track
Crans-Montana
Telluride
This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Crans-Montana
Telluride
The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
2.hotels and hostels

45

50

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

3

2

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
4.Hosts conferences
Crans-Montana
Telluride
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
5.number of five star hotels

4

7

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
6.Has camping facilities
Crans-Montana
Telluride
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

26.2inches

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

18.1inches

24.7inches

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

122inches

26.9inches

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

117.7inches

34.7inches

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

88.1inches

24.6inches

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

113.7inches

20.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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