50points

Meribel

78points

Val d’Isère

Meribel
Val d’Isère
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34 facts in comparison

Meribel vs Val d’Isère

Meribel
Val d’Isère

How does Meribel compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 6 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    65vs59
  • 556meters higher mountain height
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    2462metersvs1906meters
  • 106meters higher summit
    ?

    3562metersvs3456meters
  • 171.19$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 334.99$vs1506.18$
  • 1 more snow parks
    ?

    2vs1
  • Has a golf course
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  • Has camping facilities
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How does Val d’Isère compare to Meribel?

  • 84 more ski slopes
    ?

    158vs74
  • 150km bigger skiable area
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    300kmvs150km
  • 19 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    40vs21
  • Allows off-piste skiing
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  • 8 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    18vs10
  • 20 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    29vs9
  • 46 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    90vs44
  • 8.57$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    67.91$vs76.48$

General info

1.mountain height

2462meters

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.
2.summit height above sealevel

3562meters

3456meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Meribel
Val d’Isère
Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.Is child friendly
Meribel
Val d’Isère
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
5.months open yearly

4.7months

5.5months

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

1100meters

1550meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

74

158

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

150km

300km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

21

40

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
Meribel
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.
5.Offers open cross-country skiing
Meribel
Val d’Isère
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.trails (difficult)

9

29

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

1.restaurants

65

59

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

10

18

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
Meribel
Val d’Isère
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has an ice rink
Meribel
Val d’Isère
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
5.Has a bobsled track
Meribel
Val d’Isère
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.
6.Has snowmobile circuit
Meribel
Val d’Isère
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

1.hotels and hostels

22

27

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

9

15

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.
3.number of kindergartens

1

1

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

1

5

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
Meribel
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!

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