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Davos

73points

Verbier

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Davos vs Verbier

Davos
Verbier
Davos
Verbier

Why is Davos better than Verbier?

  • 12km closer to nearest airport
    148kmvs160km
  • Has night skiing
  • 4$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    51$vs55$
  • Has a spa

Why is Verbier better than Davos?

  • 15 more ski slopes
    100vs85
  • 106meters higher mountain height
    1830metersvs1724meters
  • 457meters higher summit
    3300metersvs2843meters
  • Has ice climbing areas
  • 39inches more snowfall (March)
    100inchesvs61inches
  • 34.3inches more snowfall (December)
    69.3inchesvs35inches
  • 15 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    55vs40
  • 11 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    35vs24

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General info

1.mountain height

1724meters

1830meters

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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

148km

160km

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

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.base elevation

1500meters

1500meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

2843meters

3300meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.has lake/s
Davos
Verbier

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

6.has smoking ban in public places
Davos
Verbier

Source: city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

85

100

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Davos
Verbier

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.

3.skiable area

320km

200km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Davos
Verbier

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Davos
Verbier

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

6.longest run

15km

10km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Best

Zermatt

25km

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Leisure

1.restaurants

102

70

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

50

22

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.

Best

Ellmau

70

3.Has ice climbing areas
Davos
Verbier

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.

4.Has an ice rink
Davos
Verbier

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

5.Has a spa
Davos
Verbier

After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

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Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

57

23

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Has camping facilities
Davos
Verbier

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!

3.number of five star hotels

2

3

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

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Snowfall

1.snowfall march

61inches

100inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

2.snowfall december

35inches

69.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

3.snowfall november

4.7inches

14.9inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

4.snowfall april

47.6inches

104inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

5.snowfall january

48.4inches

88.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

6.snowfall february

64.9inches

109.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

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