57points

Grindelwald

50points

Wengen

Grindelwald
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38 facts in comparison

Grindelwald vs Wengen

Grindelwald
Wengen

How does Grindelwald compare to Wengen?

  • 2 more ski slopes
    ?

    55vs53
  • 425meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1471metersvs1046meters
  • 32 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    60vs28
  • 21800 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    42000vs20200
  • 12.6inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    49.2inchesvs36.6inches
  • 4 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    15vs11
  • 26inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    80.7inchesvs54.7inches
  • 25.2inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    91.3inchesvs66.1inches

How does Wengen compare to Grindelwald?

  • 87km closer to nearest airport
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    65kmvs152km
  • 2 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    26vs24
  • 4 more ski lifts
    ?

    34vs30
  • 1 more snow parks
    ?

    2vs1

General info

1.mountain height

1471meters

1046meters

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

65km

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

2320meters

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

1050meters

944meters

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

53

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

112km

112km

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

24

26

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

20200

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
Wengen
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.longest run

15km

15km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Leisure

1.restaurants

60

28

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

1

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
3.Has a spa
Grindelwald
Wengen
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has an ice rink
Grindelwald
Wengen
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
5.Has ice climbing areas
Grindelwald
Wengen
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

21

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

3

2

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

0

0

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
Wengen
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

36.6inches

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

0inches

0inches

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

80.7inches

54.7inches

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

91.3inches

66.1inches

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

33.4inches

28.3inches

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

62.5inches

46.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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