66points

Lauterbrunnen

89points

Vail

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Lauterbrunnen vs Vail

Lauterbrunnen
Vail
Lauterbrunnen
Vail
66
points
89
points

Why is Lauterbrunnen better than Vail?

  • 10.5km closer to nearest airport
    46.5kmvs57km
  • Has toboggan runs
  • Has camping facilities

Why is Vail better than Lauterbrunnen?

  • 113 more ski slopes
    193vs80
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
  • 12 more restaurants/bars
    32vs20
  • 556meters higher summit
    3527metersvs2971meters
  • 5.1km longer ski run
    6.4kmvs1.3km
  • 13 more hostels and hotels
    33vs20
  • 1676meters higher base elevation
    2476metersvs800meters
  • 86 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    102vs16

Key facts and figures

General info

1.mountain height

2171meters

1052meters

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

46.5km

57km

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

2971meters

3527meters

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

800meters

2476meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

6.has lake/s
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

80

193

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

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.Has a ski school
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

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

5.longest run

1.3km

6.4km

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

Best

Zermatt

25km

6.Has night skiing
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.

Leisure

1.restaurants

20

32

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
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

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.Has a bobsled track
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

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.

For example

Kirkwood

4.Has snowmobile circuit
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

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.

5.Has an ice rink
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

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

6.Has a golf course
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

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

20

33

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

3.Hosts conferences
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

4.Has camping facilities
Lauterbrunnen
Vail

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

0

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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