50points

Meribel

62points

Val Thorens

Meribel
Val Thorens
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35 facts in comparison

Meribel vs Val Thorens

Meribel
Val Thorens

How does Meribel compare to Val Thorens?

  • 6 more ski slopes
    ?

    74vs68
  • 15 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    65vs50
  • 162meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2462metersvs2300meters
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

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

    9vs8
  • 11 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    44vs33
  • 342meters higher summit
    ?

    3562metersvs3220meters
  • 75.62$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    76.48$vs152.1$

How does Val Thorens compare to Meribel?

  • 6 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    27vs21
  • Allows off-piste skiing
    ?
  • 130.14$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 204.85$vs1334.99$
  • Has night skiing
    ?
  • 24 more chalets
    ?

    33vs9
  • 750meters higher base elevation
    ?

    1850metersvs1100meters
  • 0.8months more months open each year
    ?

    5.5monthsvs4.7months

General info

1.mountain height

2462meters

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.
2.summit height above sealevel

3562meters

3220meters

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 Thorens
Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.Is child friendly
Meribel
Val Thorens
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
5.base elevation

1100meters

1850meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.months open yearly

4.7months

5.5months

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

74

68

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

150km

150km

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

21

27

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 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.Has a ski school
Meribel
Val Thorens
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.trails (difficult)

9

8

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

50

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

10

9

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 Thorens
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has a bobsled track
Meribel
Val Thorens
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.
5.Has an ice rink
Meribel
Val Thorens
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
6.Has a golf course
Meribel
Val Thorens
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

22

12

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

9

33

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

1

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 Thorens
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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