64points

Ellmau

40points

Garmisch-Classic

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Ellmau vs Garmisch-Classic

Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

Why is Ellmau better than Garmisch-Classic?

  • The resort has open cross country skiing
  • Has night skiing
  • Has an ice rink

Why is Garmisch-Classic better than Ellmau?

  • 13meters higher mountain height
    1350metersvs1337meters
  • Has a ski school
  • 80meters higher base elevation
    700metersvs620meters
  • 93meters higher summit
    2050metersvs1957meters
  • 8.04$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    52.11$vs60.15$
  • Winter olympics host
  • Is child friendly

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General info

1.mountain height

1337meters

1350meters

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.

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Gressoney

3550meters

2.base elevation

620meters

700meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

3.summit height above sealevel

1957meters

2050meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.Winter olympics host
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

5.Is child friendly
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

6.months open yearly

4months

4months

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

Best

Samnaun

10months

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Skiing

1.skiable area

279km

40km

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

Best

Champéry

650km

2.Has a ski school
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

3.The resort has open cross country skiing
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

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

4.ski pass daily

60.15$

52.11$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

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Sansicario

0$

5.Has night skiing
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.

6.Has toboggan runs
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.

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Leisure

1.restaurants on the slopes

70

1

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.

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Ellmau

70

2.Has ice climbing areas
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

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.

For example

Alyeska

3.Has an ice rink
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

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

4.Has a bobsled track
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

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.

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Kirkwood

5.Has snowmobile circuit
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

For example

Alyeska

6.Has a golf course
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

For example

Sun Valley

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Facilities

1.Has camping facilities
Ellmau
Garmisch-Classic

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!

For example

Alyeska

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