75points

Davos

57points

Grindelwald

Davos
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Davos vs Grindelwald

Davos
Grindelwald

How does Davos compare to Grindelwald?

  • 30 more ski slopes
    ?

    85vs55
  • 208km bigger skiable area
    ?

    320kmvs112km
  • 253meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1724metersvs1471meters
  • 42 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    102vs60
  • 4km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    148kmvs152km
  • 16 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    40vs24
  • 22421 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    64421vs42000
  • 6 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    21vs15

How does Grindelwald compare to Davos?

  • 14.2inches more snowfall (December)
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    49.2inchesvs35inches
  • 19.7inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    80.7inchesvs61inches
  • 26.4inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    91.3inchesvs64.9inches
  • 14.1inches more snowfall (January)
    ?

    62.5inchesvs48.4inches
  • Has ice climbing areas
    ?

General info

1.mountain height

1724meters

1471meters

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

148km

152km

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

2843meters

2505meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Davos
Grindelwald
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.months open yearly

5months

5months

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

1500meters

1050meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

85

55

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

320km

112km

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

40

24

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

64421

42000

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
Davos
Grindelwald
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.Offers open cross-country skiing
Davos
Grindelwald
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

102

60

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

57

40

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

2

0

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
Davos
Grindelwald
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

35inches

49.2inches

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

61inches

80.7inches

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

64.9inches

91.3inches

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

4.7inches

0inches

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

47.6inches

33.4inches

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

48.4inches

62.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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