97points

Les Arcs

79points

Val d’Isère

Les Arcs
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Les Arcs vs Val d’Isère

Les Arcs
Val d’Isère
97
points
Les Arcs
79
points
Val d’Isère

How does Les Arcs compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 76 more ski slopes
    ?

    234vs158
  • 18km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    126kmvs144km
  • 16 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    75vs59
  • 125km bigger skiable area
    ?

    425kmvs300km
  • 144meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2050metersvs1906meters
  • 27 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    67vs40
  • 54inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    128inchesvs74inches
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?

How does Val d’Isère compare to Les Arcs?

  • 8 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    18vs10
  • 206meters higher summit
    ?

    3456metersvs3250meters
  • Has smoking ban in public places
    ?
  • 3.32inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    111.32inchesvs108inches
  • 11 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    27vs16
  • 3.99$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    67.91$vs71.9$
  • Has toboggan runs
    ?
  • 21.7inches more snowfall (January)
    ?

    104.7inchesvs83inches

General info

1.distance from airport
?

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

126km

144km

2.mountain height
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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

2050meters

1906meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3250meters

3456meters

4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2020.

Les Arcs
Val d’Isère
5.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1200meters

1550meters

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

Les Arcs
Val d’Isère

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

234

158

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

Best

Champéry

650km

425km

300km

3.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

67

40

4.Allows off-piste skiing
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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
Val d’Isère
5.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Les Arcs
Val d’Isère
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
?

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.

Les Arcs
Val d’Isère

Leisure

1.restaurants
?

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

75

59

2.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.

Best

Ellmau

70

10

18

3.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
Val d’Isère
4.Has snowmobile circuit
?

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.

Les Arcs
Val d’Isère
5.Has a golf course
?

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

For example

Sun Valley

Les Arcs
Val d’Isère
6.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
Val d’Isère

Facilities

1.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
Val d’Isère
2.hotels and hostels
?

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

16

27

3.chalets
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A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.

Best

Big White

269

40

15

4.number of kindergartens
?

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.

Best

Les Arcs

6

6

1

5.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
Val d’Isère
6.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.

Best

Park City Mountain

9

0

5

Snowfall

1.snowfall december
?

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

128inches

74inches

2.snowfall march
?

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

118inches

114.6inches

3.snowfall february
?

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

108inches

111.32inches

4.snowfall january
?

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

83inches

104.7inches

5.snowfall april
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Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

120inches

124.15inches

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