64points

Ellmau

90points

Les Arcs

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Ellmau vs Les Arcs

Ellmau
Les Arcs
Ellmau
Les Arcs

Why is Ellmau better than Les Arcs?

  • 39km closer to nearest airport
    87kmvs126km
  • 11.75$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    60.15$vs71.9$
  • Has night skiing
  • Has toboggan runs
  • Has an ice rink

Why is Les Arcs better than Ellmau?

  • Allows off-piste skiing
  • 146km bigger skiable area
    425kmvs279km
  • 713meters higher mountain height
    2050metersvs1337meters
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
  • Has a ski school
  • 5 more restaurants/bars
    75vs70
  • 1293meters higher summit
    3250metersvs1957meters
  • 580meters higher base elevation
    1200metersvs620meters

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General info

1.mountain height

1337meters

2050meters

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

87km

126km

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.summit height above sealevel

1957meters

3250meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.base elevation

620meters

1200meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Ellmau
Les Arcs

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.

For example

Ski Portillo

6.Is child friendly
Ellmau
Les Arcs

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

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Skiing

1.Allows off-piste skiing
Ellmau
Les Arcs

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.

2.skiable area

279km

425km

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

Best

Champéry

650km

3.Has a ski school
Ellmau
Les Arcs

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
Ellmau
Les Arcs

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

5.ski pass daily

60.15$

71.9$

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

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Sansicario

0$

6.Has night skiing
Ellmau
Les Arcs

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

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Leisure

1.restaurants

70

75

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
Ellmau
Les Arcs

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.

3.restaurants on the slopes

70

10

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

4.Has a bobsled track
Ellmau
Les Arcs

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.

For example

Kirkwood

5.Has snowmobile circuit
Ellmau
Les Arcs

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.

6.Has an ice rink
Ellmau
Les Arcs

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

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Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Ellmau
Les Arcs

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

11

16

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Has camping facilities
Ellmau
Les Arcs

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!

4.chalets

3

40

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.

Best

Big White

269

5.number of five star hotels

1

0

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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