100points

Les Arcs

78points

Val d’Isère

Comparison winner
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43 facts in comparison

Les Arcs vs Val d’Isère

Les Arcs
Val d’Isère

How does Les Arcs compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 76 more ski slopes
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    234vs158
  • 125km bigger skiable area
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    425kmvs300km
  • 144meters higher mountain height
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    2050metersvs1906meters
  • 16 more restaurants/bars
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    75vs59
  • 18km closer to nearest airport
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    126kmvs144km
  • 27 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    67vs40
  • 54inches more snowfall (December)
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    128inchesvs74inches
  • 6 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    35vs29

How does Val d’Isère compare to Les Arcs?

  • 8 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    18vs10
  • 3.32inches more snowfall (February)
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    111.32inchesvs108inches
  • 206meters higher summit
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    3456metersvs3250meters
  • 3.99$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    67.91$vs71.9$
  • 11 more hostels and hotels
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    27vs16
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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  • 21.7inches more snowfall (January)
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    104.7inchesvs83inches
  • 4.15inches more snowfall (April)
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    124.15inchesvs120inches

General info

1.mountain height

2050meters

1906meters

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

3250meters

3456meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
5.Is child friendly
Les Arcs
Val d’Isère
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
6.base elevation

1200meters

1550meters

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

Skiing

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.skiable area

425km

300km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
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.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Les Arcs
Val d’Isère
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.
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.
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.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
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.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
5.Has a spa
Les Arcs
Val d’Isère
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
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.
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
6.Has camping facilities
Les Arcs
Val d’Isère
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

128inches

74inches

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

108inches

111.32inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
3.snowfall march

118inches

114.6inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
4.snowfall january

83inches

104.7inches

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

120inches

124.15inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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