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Les Arcs
Flaine
Top 17%339 points
Top 17%
Top 45%226 points
Top 45%
Key facts and figures

Les Arcs vs Flaine: 40 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
234
Big Sky: 250
63

2. Allows off-piste skiing

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.
Les Arcs
Flaine
69% have it

3. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
425km
Champéry: 650km
140km

4. mountain height

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.
2050meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
900meters

5. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Les Arcs
Flaine
94% have it

6. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Les Arcs
Flaine
88% have it

7. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
75
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
10

8. The resort is serviced by public transport

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Les Arcs
Flaine
39% have it

9. Has ice climbing areas

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.
Les Arcs
Flaine
38% have it

10. restaurants on the slopes

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.
10
Ellmau: 70
7

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
16
Val di Fassa: 188
2

12. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
71.9$
Sansicario: 0$
58.73$

13. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
126km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
92.9km

14. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Les Arcs
Flaine
59% have it

15. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1200meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
1600meters

16. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
118inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
144inches

17. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
128inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
63.7inches

18. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3250meters
Claviere: 5774meters
2500meters

19. trails (medium)

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.
67
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
23

20. trails (difficult)

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.
35
Big Sky: 150
5

21. Has camping facilities

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!
Les Arcs
Flaine
61% have it

22. number of kindergartens

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.
6
Les Arcs: 6
2

23. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Les Arcs
Flaine
62% have it

24. number of five star hotels

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
0
Park City Mountain: 9
0

25. trails (easy)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.
132
Champéry: 150
35

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