71points

Les Deux Alpes

62points

Val Thorens

Comparison winner
Les Deux Alpes
Val Thorens
vs
vs

37 facts in comparison

Les Deux Alpes vs Val Thorens

Les Deux Alpes
Val Thorens

How does Les Deux Alpes compare to Val Thorens?

  • 22 more ski slopes
    ?

    90vs68
  • 75km bigger skiable area
    ?

    225kmvs150km
  • 12km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    110kmvs122km
  • 3 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    53vs50
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    10vs9
  • 1 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    9vs8
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?
  • 8km longer ski run
    ?

    13kmvs5km

How does Val Thorens compare to Les Deux Alpes?

  • 8 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    27vs19
  • Offers open cross-country skiing
    ?
  • 21.3inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    85inchesvs63.7inches
  • 46.9inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    134.5inchesvs87.6inches
  • 14.1inches more snowfall (November)
    ?

    25.9inchesvs11.8inches
  • 49.4inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    130.5inchesvs81.1inches
  • 19.5inches more snowfall (January)
    ?

    92inchesvs72.5inches
  • 550meters higher base elevation
    ?

    1850metersvs1300meters

General info

1.mountain height

2300meters

2300meters

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

3600meters

3220meters

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.base elevation

1300meters

1850meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.Is child friendly
Les Deux Alpes
Val Thorens
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

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

225km

150km

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 Deux Alpes
Val Thorens
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.
5.Offers open cross-country skiing
Les Deux Alpes
Val Thorens
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.
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.

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.
3.Has a spa
Les Deux Alpes
Val Thorens
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has an ice rink
Les Deux Alpes
Val Thorens
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
5.Has snowmobile circuit
Les Deux Alpes
Val Thorens
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.

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.

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

63.7inches

85inches

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

87.6inches

134.5inches

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

11.8inches

25.9inches

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

81.1inches

130.5inches

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

72.5inches

92inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Which are the best ski resorts?

Show all
This page is currently only available in English.