76points

Lech

95points

Zermatt

Lech
Zermatt
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35 facts in comparison

Lech vs Zermatt

Lech
Zermatt

How does Lech compare to Zermatt?

  • 140km bigger skiable area
    ?

    340kmvs200km
  • 3.9inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    97.2inchesvs93.3inches
  • 16.21$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    58.79$vs75$
  • 19.85inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    116.25inchesvs96.4inches
  • 472.85$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    991.15$vs1464$
  • 9.4inches more snowfall (January)
    ?

    85.7inchesvs76.3inches
  • 23 more ski lifts
    ?

    94vs71
  • 0.25months more months open each year
    ?

    4.75monthsvs4.5months

How does Zermatt compare to Lech?

  • 19 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    82vs63
  • 1279meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2279metersvs1000meters
  • 35km closer to nearest airport
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    80kmvs115km
  • 3km longer ski run
    ?

    25kmvs22km
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 18.3inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    70.8inchesvs52.5inches
  • 1449meters higher summit
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    3899metersvs2450meters
  • 30.7inches more snowfall (November)
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    30.7inchesvs0inches

General info

1.mountain height

1000meters

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

115km

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

8hours

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

2450meters

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
Lech
Zermatt
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.months open yearly

4.75months

4.5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.

Skiing

1.skiable area

340km

200km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
2.Allows off-piste skiing
Lech
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.
3.longest run

22km

25km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
4.Has a ski school
Lech
Zermatt
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
5.Offers open cross-country skiing
Lech
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.
6.ski pass daily

58.79$

75$

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

Leisure

1.restaurants

63

82

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

73

147

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

6

4

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

52.5inches

70.8inches

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

97.2inches

93.3inches

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

0inches

30.7inches

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

116.25inches

96.4inches

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

85.7inches

76.3inches

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

77.4inches

92.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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