64points

Ellmau

100points

Zermatt

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Ellmau vs Zermatt

Ellmau
Zermatt
Ellmau
Zermatt

Why is Ellmau better than Zermatt?

  • 14.85$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    60.15$vs75$

Why is Zermatt better than Ellmau?

  • Allows off-piste skiing
  • 942meters higher mountain height
    2279metersvs1337meters
  • Has a ski school
  • 7km closer to nearest airport
    80kmvs87km
  • 12 more restaurants/bars
    82vs70
  • 1942meters higher summit
    3899metersvs1957meters
  • 1000meters higher base elevation
    1620metersvs620meters
  • 136 more hostels and hotels
    147vs11

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General info

1.mountain height

1337meters

2279meters

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

80km

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

3899meters

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

1620meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Ellmau
Zermatt

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.has smoking ban in public places
Ellmau
Zermatt

Source: city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.Allows off-piste skiing
Ellmau
Zermatt

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

200km

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
Zermatt

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
Ellmau
Zermatt

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

5.ski pass daily

60.15$

75$

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

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Sansicario

0$

6.Has toboggan runs
Ellmau
Zermatt

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

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Leisure

1.restaurants

70

82

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
Zermatt

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

52

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
Zermatt

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 an ice rink
Ellmau
Zermatt

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

6.Has snowmobile circuit
Ellmau
Zermatt

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

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Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

11

147

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Has camping facilities
Ellmau
Zermatt

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

1

4

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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