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Ellmau
Les Arcs
Top 54%188 points
Top 54%
Top 17%339 points
Top 17%
Key facts and figures

Ellmau vs Les Arcs: 31 facts in comparison

1. Allows off-piste skiing

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.
Ellmau
Les Arcs
69% have it

2. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
279km
Champéry: 650km
425km

3. mountain height

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.
1337meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
2050meters

4. The resort is serviced by public transport

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Ellmau
Les Arcs
39% have it

5. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Ellmau
Les Arcs
94% have it

6. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Ellmau
Les Arcs
88% have it

7. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
70
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
75

8. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
87km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
126km

9. restaurants on the slopes

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.
70
Ellmau: 70
10

10. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
60.15$
Sansicario: 0$
71.9$

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
11
Val di Fassa: 188
16

12. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Ellmau
Les Arcs
52% have it

13. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Ellmau
Les Arcs
53% have it

14. Has ice climbing areas

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.
Ellmau
Les Arcs
38% have it

15. Winter olympics host

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.
Ellmau
Les Arcs
17% have it

16. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
1957meters
Claviere: 5774meters
3250meters

17. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
620meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
1200meters

18. number of five star hotels

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
1
Park City Mountain: 9
0

19. Has camping facilities

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!
Ellmau
Les Arcs
61% have it

20. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
90
Champéry: 216
132

21. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Ellmau
Les Arcs
62% have it

22. Has a bobsled track

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.
Ellmau
Les Arcs
7% have it

23. chalets

A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.
3
Big White: 269
40

24. Is child friendly

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
Ellmau
Les Arcs
86% have it

25. number of cinemas

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
0
Squaw Valley: 5
2

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