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Four Valleys

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Four Valleys vs Zermatt

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How does Four Valleys compare to Zermatt?

  • 58 more ski slopes
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    205vs147
  • 212km bigger skiable area
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    412kmvs200km
  • 34 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    106vs72
  • 48 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    77vs29
  • 11 more ski lifts
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    82vs71
  • 13.4inches more snowfall (February)
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    109.8inchesvs96.4inches
  • 6.7inches more snowfall (March)
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    100inchesvs93.3inches
  • 2 more snow parks
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    3vs1

How does Zermatt compare to Four Valleys?

  • 80km closer to nearest airport
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    80kmvs160km
  • 29meters higher mountain height
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    2279metersvs2250meters
  • 7 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    27vs20
  • 1.5inches more snowfall (December)
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    70.8inchesvs69.3inches
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 15km longer ski run
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    25kmvs10km
  • 2$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    75$vs77$
  • Offers open cross-country skiing
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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

2250meters

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

3330meters

3899meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
5.base elevation

1080meters

1620meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.months open yearly

5months

4.5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
7.Is child friendly
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The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
8.has lake/s
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Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.

Skiing

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

412km

200km

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
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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.
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.
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
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.
8.Has a ski school
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Zermatt
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

Leisure

1.Has a spa
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After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
2.Has an ice rink
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Zermatt
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
3.Has a golf course
Four Valleys
Zermatt
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
4.Has ice climbing areas
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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.
5.Has snowmobile circuit
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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.

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
3.Has camping facilities
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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!

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

69.3inches

70.8inches

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

14.9inches

30.7inches

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

109.8inches

96.4inches

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

100inches

93.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
5.snowfall january

88.5inches

76.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.
6.snowfall april

104inches

92.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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