65points

Engelberg

57points

Grindelwald

Engelberg
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38 facts in comparison

Engelberg vs Grindelwald

Engelberg
Grindelwald

How does Engelberg compare to Grindelwald?

  • 499meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1970metersvs1471meters
  • 50km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    102kmvs152km
  • 43.3inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    92.5inchesvs49.2inches
  • 515meters higher summit
    ?

    3020metersvs2505meters
  • 35.4inches more snowfall (November)
    ?

    35.4inchesvs0inches
  • 3$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    60$vs63$
  • 105.6inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    186.3inchesvs80.7inches
  • 94.5inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    185.8inchesvs91.3inches

How does Grindelwald compare to Engelberg?

  • 36 more ski slopes
    ?

    55vs19
  • 30km bigger skiable area
    ?

    112kmvs82km
  • 32 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    60vs28
  • 20 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    24vs4
  • 17000 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    42000vs25000
  • 3km longer ski run
    ?

    15kmvs12km
  • 14 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    15vs1
  • 6 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    16vs10

General info

1.mountain height

1970meters

1471meters

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.
2.distance from airport

102km

152km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
3.summit height above sealevel

3020meters

2505meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Engelberg
Grindelwald
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.months open yearly

5months

5months

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

1050meters

1050meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

19

55

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.skiable area

82km

112km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

4

24

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Engelberg
Grindelwald
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.
5.ski lifts total capacity

25000

42000

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
6.longest run

12km

15km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Leisure

1.restaurants

28

60

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

2

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
3.Has a spa
Engelberg
Grindelwald
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has an ice rink
Engelberg
Grindelwald
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
5.Has ice climbing areas
Engelberg
Grindelwald
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.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

22

40

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

3

3

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
3.number of five star hotels

0

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
4.Has camping facilities
Engelberg
Grindelwald
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!

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

92.5inches

49.2inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.
2.snowfall november

35.4inches

0inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.
3.snowfall march

186.3inches

80.7inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
4.snowfall february

185.8inches

91.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
5.snowfall april

183.4inches

33.4inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.
6.snowfall january

135inches

62.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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