57points

Grindelwald

75points

Verbier

Grindelwald
Verbier
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37 facts in comparison

Grindelwald vs Verbier

Grindelwald
Verbier

How does Grindelwald compare to Verbier?

  • 8km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    152kmvs160km
  • 5 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    15vs10
  • 5km longer ski run
    ?

    15kmvs10km
  • 17 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    40vs23
  • Has night skiing
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How does Verbier compare to Grindelwald?

  • 45 more ski slopes
    ?

    100vs55
  • 88km bigger skiable area
    ?

    200kmvs112km
  • 10 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    70vs60
  • 359meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1830metersvs1471meters
  • 31 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    55vs24
  • 3880 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    45880vs42000
  • 20.1inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    69.3inchesvs49.2inches
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?

General info

1.distance from airport

152km

160km

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

1830meters

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

3300meters

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
Verbier
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.base elevation

1050meters

1500meters

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

5months

5months

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

55

100

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

112km

200km

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

24

55

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

45880

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
Verbier
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
Verbier
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

70

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
Grindelwald
Verbier
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has an ice rink
Grindelwald
Verbier
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
Verbier
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
Verbier
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

23

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

0

3

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

69.3inches

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

0inches

14.9inches

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

91.3inches

109.8inches

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

80.7inches

100inches

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

33.4inches

104inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.
6.snowfall january

62.5inches

88.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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