62points

Flaine

62points

Val Thorens

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Val Thorens
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39 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
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?
  • 9km longer ski run
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    14kmvs5km
  • 2 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    35vs33
  • 9.5inches more snowfall (March)
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    144inchesvs134.5inches
  • 35inches more snowfall (February)
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    165.5inchesvs130.5inches
  • 93.37$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    58.73$vs152.1$
  • 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
  • 10km bigger skiable area
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    150kmvs140km
  • 1400meters higher mountain height
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    2300metersvs900meters
  • 40 more restaurants/bars
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    50vs10
  • 4 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    27vs23
  • 2 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    9vs7
  • 3 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    8vs5
  • 21.3inches more snowfall (December)
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    85inchesvs63.7inches

General info

1.distance from airport

92.9km

122km

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.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.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Flaine
Val Thorens
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.Is child friendly
Flaine
Val Thorens
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.months open yearly

4.5months

5.5months

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

63

68

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.
3.trails (medium)

23

27

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.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.
6.Has a ski school
Flaine
Val Thorens
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

1.restaurants

10

50

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

7

9

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.Has a spa
Flaine
Val Thorens
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.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.
5.Has a golf course
Flaine
Val Thorens
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
6.Has snowmobile circuit
Flaine
Val Thorens
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.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Flaine
Val Thorens
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

2

12

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

7

33

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.
4.number of kindergartens

2

1

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

0

1

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
6.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.snowfall december

63.7inches

85inches

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

144inches

134.5inches

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

165.5inches

130.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
4.snowfall january

115.3inches

92inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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