58points

Grindelwald

52points

Wengen

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Grindelwald vs Wengen

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Wengen

How does Grindelwald compare to Wengen?

  • 2 more ski slopes
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    55vs53
  • 32 more restaurants/bars
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    60vs28
  • 425meters higher mountain height
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    1471metersvs1046meters
  • 21800 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    42000vs20200
  • 4 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    15vs11
  • 12.6inches more snowfall (December)
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    49.2inchesvs36.6inches
  • 19 more hostels and hotels
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    40vs21
  • 185meters higher summit
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    2505metersvs2320meters

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
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    34vs30
  • 1 more snow parks
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    2vs1

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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

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.
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.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
5.base elevation

1050meters

944meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.Is child friendly
Grindelwald
Wengen
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
7.months open yearly

5months

5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
8.has lake/s
Grindelwald
Wengen
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.

Skiing

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.
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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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.
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.
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.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
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.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
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
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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

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.
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
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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 february

91.3inches

66.1inches

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

80.7inches

54.7inches

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

62.5inches

46.8inches

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

33.4inches

28.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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