57points

Grindelwald

73points

Gstaad

Grindelwald
Gstaad
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37 facts in comparison

Grindelwald vs Gstaad

Grindelwald
Gstaad

How does Grindelwald compare to Gstaad?

  • 29 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    60vs31
  • 5km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    152kmvs157km
  • 4 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    15vs11
  • 5km longer ski run
    ?

    15kmvs10km
  • 18 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    40vs22
  • 100meters higher base elevation
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    1050metersvs950meters
  • Is child friendly
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How does Gstaad compare to Grindelwald?

  • 39 more ski slopes
    ?

    94vs55
  • 138km bigger skiable area
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    250kmvs112km
  • 479meters higher mountain height
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    1950metersvs1471meters
  • 11 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    35vs24
  • 11000 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    53000vs42000
  • 47.6inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    96.8inchesvs49.2inches
  • 34 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    50vs16
  • 2.7inches more snowfall (November)
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    2.7inchesvs0inches

General info

1.mountain height

1471meters

1950meters

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

152km

157km

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

2505meters

3000meters

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
Grindelwald
Gstaad
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Grindelwald
Gstaad
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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
6.base elevation

1050meters

950meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

55

94

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

112km

250km

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

24

35

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.ski lifts total capacity

42000

53000

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.
5.Allows off-piste skiing
Grindelwald
Gstaad
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.
6.trails (difficult)

15

11

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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

60

31

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
Grindelwald
Gstaad
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has an ice rink
Grindelwald
Gstaad
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
4.Has ice climbing areas
Grindelwald
Gstaad
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

40

22

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

0

5

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
Grindelwald
Gstaad
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

49.2inches

96.8inches

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

0inches

2.7inches

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

91.3inches

164inches

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

80.7inches

184.6inches

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

62.5inches

124inches

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

33.4inches

196inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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