82points

Klosters

90points

Les Arcs

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Klosters vs Les Arcs

Klosters
Les Arcs
Klosters
Les Arcs

Why is Klosters better than Les Arcs?

  • 2.9$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    69$vs71.9$
  • Has night skiing
  • Has toboggan runs
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
  • Has smoking ban in public places
  • 442.56$ cheaper season ticket price
    900$vs1342.56$
  • Has an ice rink

Why is Les Arcs better than Klosters?

  • 137 more ski slopes
    234vs97
  • 110km bigger skiable area
    425kmvs315km
  • 326meters higher mountain height
    2050metersvs1724meters
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
  • 23 more restaurants/bars
    75vs52
  • 24km closer to nearest airport
    126kmvs150km
  • 366meters higher summit
    3250metersvs2884meters
  • 6 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    35vs29

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General info

1.mountain height

1724meters

2050meters

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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

150km

126km

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

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.summit height above sealevel

2884meters

3250meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.base elevation

1200meters

1200meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Is child friendly
Klosters
Les Arcs

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Klosters
Les Arcs

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, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

97

234

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Klosters
Les Arcs

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.skiable area

315km

425km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Klosters
Les Arcs

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Klosters
Les Arcs

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

6.ski pass daily

69$

71.9$

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

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Sansicario

0$

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Leisure

1.restaurants

52

75

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
Klosters
Les Arcs

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.

3.restaurants on the slopes

50

10

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.

Best

Ellmau

70

4.number of museums

0

0

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

Best

Banff Mount Norquay

25

5.Has snowmobile circuit
Klosters
Les Arcs

A snowmobile tour is a great way to cover large distances in a short time. After lots of physically demanding activities, it can be good way to sit back and let the motor do the work.

6.Has an ice rink
Klosters
Les Arcs

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

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Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Klosters
Les Arcs

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

90

16

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.number of kindergartens

2

6

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.

Best

Les Arcs

6

4.Has camping facilities
Klosters
Les Arcs

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!

5.number of five star hotels

2

0

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

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Snowfall

1.snowfall december

35inches

128inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

2.snowfall march

61.1inches

118inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

3.snowfall november

4.7inches

59inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

4.snowfall january

48.4inches

83inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

5.snowfall february

64.9inches

108inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

6.snowfall april

47.6inches

120inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

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