56points

Flaine

57points

Val Thorens

Flaine
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63 facts in comparison

Flaine vs Val Thorens

Flaine
Val Thorens

How does Flaine compare to Val Thorens?

  • 29.1km closer to nearest airport
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    92.9kmvs122km
  • 2 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    35vs33
  • 9km longer ski run
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    14kmvs5km
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 93.37$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    58.73$vs152.1$
  • 9.5inches more snowfall (March)
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    144inchesvs134.5inches
  • 35inches more snowfall (February)
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    165.5inchesvs130.5inches
  • 23.3inches more snowfall (January)
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    115.3inchesvs92inches

How does Val Thorens compare to Flaine?

  • 5 more ski slopes
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    68vs63
  • 40 more restaurants/bars
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    50vs10
  • 10km bigger skiable area
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    150kmvs140km
  • 1400meters higher mountain height
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    2300metersvs900meters
  • 4 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    27vs23
  • 3 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    8vs5
  • 2 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    9vs7
  • 21.3inches more snowfall (December)
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    85inchesvs63.7inches

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General info

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

900meters

2300meters

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.
3.opening hours

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The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
4.summit height above sealevel

2500meters

3220meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
6.Global Cities Index

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The Global Cities Index is unique in that it measures global engagement of cities across five dimensions: business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience and political engagement. Source: ATKearney, 2022.
Source: city's official website, 2022.
8.Is child friendly
Flaine
Val Thorens
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
9.months open yearly

4.5months

5.5months

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

Skiing

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

140km

150km

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

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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.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
9.Offers open cross-country skiing
Flaine
Val Thorens
Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

Leisure

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

2

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Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
4.number of museums

1

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Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
5.hiking trails

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4

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
6.number of theaters

1

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Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
7.Has a spa
Flaine
Val Thorens
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
8.Has an ice rink
Flaine
Val Thorens
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
9.Has a bobsled track
Flaine
Val Thorens
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.

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
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.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2022.
5.Hosts conferences
Flaine
Val Thorens
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
7.Has camping facilities
Flaine
Val Thorens
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.seasonal snowfall

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The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
2.snowfall december

63.7inches

85inches

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

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25.9inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.
4.snowfall october

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Average snowfall in the month of October.
5.snowfall may

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Average snowfall in the month of May.
6.snowfall march

144inches

134.5inches

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

165.5inches

130.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
8.snowfall september

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Average snowfall in the month of September.
9.snowfall august

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Average snowfall in the month of August.

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