73points

Gstaad

77points

St. Moritz

Gstaad
St. Moritz
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43 facts in comparison

Gstaad vs St. Moritz

Gstaad
St. Moritz

How does Gstaad compare to St. Moritz?

  • 6 more ski slopes
    ?

    94vs88
  • 57km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    157kmvs214km
  • 378meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1950metersvs1572meters
  • 53.5inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    96.8inchesvs43.3inches
  • 2 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    11vs9
  • 32 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    50vs18
  • 29$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    27$vs56$
  • 122.8inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    184.6inchesvs61.8inches

How does St. Moritz compare to Gstaad?

  • 100km bigger skiable area
    ?

    350kmvs250km
  • 54 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    85vs31
  • 27 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    62vs35
  • 14480 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    67480vs53000
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
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    8hoursvs7.5hours
  • 30.3inches more snowfall (November)
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    33inchesvs2.7inches
  • 303meters higher summit
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    3303metersvs3000meters

General info

1.distance from airport

157km

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

1950meters

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.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

3303meters

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
St. Moritz
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.Is child friendly
Gstaad
St. Moritz
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

94

88

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

250km

350km

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

35

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.Allows off-piste skiing
Gstaad
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.
5.ski lifts total capacity

53000

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.
6.trails (difficult)

11

9

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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

31

85

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
Gstaad
St. Moritz
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has an ice rink
Gstaad
St. Moritz
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
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.
5.Has ice climbing areas
Gstaad
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.
6.Has a golf course
Gstaad
St. Moritz
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Gstaad
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

22

34

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

96.8inches

43.3inches

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

2.7inches

33inches

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

184.6inches

61.8inches

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

164inches

66.1inches

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

124inches

55.1inches

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

196inches

39.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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