57points

Grindelwald

77points

St. Moritz

Grindelwald
St. Moritz
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42 facts in comparison

Grindelwald vs St. Moritz

Grindelwald
St. Moritz

How does Grindelwald compare to St. Moritz?

  • 62km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    152kmvs214km
  • 5.9inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    49.2inchesvs43.3inches
  • 6 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    15vs9
  • 5km longer ski run
    ?

    15kmvs10km
  • 25.2inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    91.3inchesvs66.1inches
  • 18.9inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    80.7inchesvs61.8inches
  • Has toboggan runs
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  • 7.4inches more snowfall (January)
    ?

    62.5inchesvs55.1inches

How does St. Moritz compare to Grindelwald?

  • 33 more ski slopes
    ?

    88vs55
  • 238km bigger skiable area
    ?

    350kmvs112km
  • 25 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    85vs60
  • 101meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1572metersvs1471meters
  • 38 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    62vs24
  • 25480 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    67480vs42000
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 2 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    18vs16

General info

1.distance from airport

152km

214km

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

1471meters

1572meters

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

2505meters

3303meters

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
St. Moritz
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.months open yearly

5months

7months

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

1050meters

1730meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

55

88

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

112km

350km

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

24

62

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

67480

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
St. Moritz
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.Offers open cross-country skiing
Grindelwald
St. Moritz
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

1.restaurants

60

85

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

1

2

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
3.Has a spa
Grindelwald
St. Moritz
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has an ice rink
Grindelwald
St. Moritz
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
5.Has a bobsled track
Grindelwald
St. Moritz
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.
6.Has ice climbing areas
Grindelwald
St. Moritz
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.The resort is serviced by public transport
Grindelwald
St. Moritz
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

40

34

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
3.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.
4.number of five star hotels

0

6

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

43.3inches

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

0inches

33inches

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

91.3inches

66.1inches

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

80.7inches

61.8inches

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

62.5inches

55.1inches

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

33.4inches

39.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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