73points

Gstaad

95points

Zermatt

Gstaad
Zermatt
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40 facts in comparison

Gstaad vs Zermatt

Gstaad
Zermatt

How does Gstaad compare to Zermatt?

  • 50km bigger skiable area
    ?

    250kmvs200km
  • 26inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    96.8inchesvs70.8inches
  • 21 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    50vs29
  • 48$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    27$vs75$
  • 91.3inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    184.6inchesvs93.3inches
  • 67.6inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    164inchesvs96.4inches
  • 405$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 059.00$vs1464$
  • 47.7inches more snowfall (January)
    ?

    124inchesvs76.3inches

How does Zermatt compare to Gstaad?

  • 53 more ski slopes
    ?

    147vs94
  • 51 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    82vs31
  • 329meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2279metersvs1950meters
  • 77km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    80kmvs157km
  • 37 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    72vs35
  • 482 larger uphill capacity per hour
    ?

    53482vs53000
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?
  • 15km longer ski run
    ?

    25kmvs10km

General info

1.mountain height

1950meters

2279meters

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

80km

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

3899meters

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
Zermatt
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Gstaad
Zermatt
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

94

147

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

250km

200km

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

35

72

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
Zermatt
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

53482

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.Offers open cross-country skiing
Gstaad
Zermatt
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

31

82

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

147

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

5

4

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
Zermatt
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

70.8inches

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

184.6inches

93.3inches

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

164inches

96.4inches

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

2.7inches

30.7inches

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

124inches

76.3inches

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

196inches

92.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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