73points

Gstaad

76points

Lech

Gstaad
Lech
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36 facts in comparison

Gstaad vs Lech

Gstaad
Lech

How does Gstaad compare to Lech?

  • 950meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1950metersvs1000meters
  • 44.3inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    96.8inchesvs52.5inches
  • 31.79$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    27$vs58.79$
  • 87.4inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    184.6inchesvs97.2inches
  • 2.7inches more snowfall (November)
    ?

    2.7inchesvs0inches
  • 550meters higher summit
    ?

    3000metersvs2450meters
  • 47.75inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    164inchesvs116.25inches
  • 38.3inches more snowfall (January)
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    124inchesvs85.7inches

How does Lech compare to Gstaad?

  • 90km bigger skiable area
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    340kmvs250km
  • 32 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    63vs31
  • 42km closer to nearest airport
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    115kmvs157km
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
    ?

    8hoursvs7.5hours
  • 12km longer ski run
    ?

    22kmvs10km
  • 67.85$ cheaper season ticket price
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    991.15$vs1059$
  • 51 more hostels and hotels
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    73vs22
  • 33 more ski lifts
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    94vs61

General info

1.mountain height

1950meters

1000meters

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

157km

115km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
3.opening hours

7.5hours

8hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
4.summit height above sealevel

3000meters

2450meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Gstaad
Lech
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.base elevation

950meters

1450meters

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

Skiing

1.skiable area

250km

340km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
2.Allows off-piste skiing
Gstaad
Lech
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.
3.Offers open cross-country skiing
Gstaad
Lech
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.
4.Has a ski school
Gstaad
Lech
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
5.longest run

10km

22km

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

27$

58.79$

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

Leisure

1.restaurants

31

63

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

22

73

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
2.Hosts conferences
Gstaad
Lech
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
3.number of five star hotels

5

6

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
Gstaad
Lech
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

96.8inches

52.5inches

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

184.6inches

97.2inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
3.snowfall november

2.7inches

0inches

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

164inches

116.25inches

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

124inches

85.7inches

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

196inches

77.4inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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