vs
Ellmau
Zermatt
Top 54%188 points
Top 54%
Top 2%403 points
Top 2%
Key facts and figures

Ellmau vs Zermatt: 28 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
Zermatt
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
200km

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
2279meters

4. Has a ski school

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

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
70
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
82

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
Zermatt
88% have it

7. 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
80km

8. 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
52

9. Has night skiing

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

10. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Ellmau
Zermatt
59% have it

11. 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
Zermatt
38% have it

12. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
60.15$
Sansicario: 0$
75$

13. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
11
Val di Fassa: 188
147

14. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Ellmau
Zermatt
53% 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
Zermatt
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
3899meters

17. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
620meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
1620meters

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
4

19. 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
Zermatt
7% have it

20. 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
Zermatt
61% have it

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
Zermatt
62% have it

22. Has snowmobile circuit

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.
Ellmau
Zermatt
28% have it

23. Is child friendly

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

24. 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
71

25. months open yearly

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
4months
Samnaun: 10months
4.5months

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