53points

Saas-Fee

100points

Zermatt

Saas-Fee
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33 facts in comparison

Saas-Fee vs Zermatt

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How does Saas-Fee compare to Zermatt?

  • 5$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    70$vs75$
  • 474$ cheaper season ticket price
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    990$vs1464$
  • 1 more snow parks
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    2vs1
  • 0.5months more months open each year
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    5monthsvs4.5months
  • 180meters higher base elevation
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    1800metersvs1620meters
  • Has lake/s
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How does Zermatt compare to Saas-Fee?

  • 107 more ski slopes
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    147vs40
  • 31 more restaurants/bars
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    82vs51
  • 100km bigger skiable area
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    200kmvs100km
  • 147km closer to nearest airport
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    80kmvs227km
  • 479meters higher mountain height
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    2279metersvs1800meters
  • 62 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    72vs10
  • 30792 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    53482vs22690
  • 17 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    27vs10

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General info

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

1800meters

2279meters

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.
3.opening hours

8hours

8hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
4.summit height above sealevel

3600meters

3899meters

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.
6.months open yearly

5months

4.5months

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

1800meters

1620meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
8.Is child friendly
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The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
9.has lake/s
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Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.

Skiing

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

100km

200km

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
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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.
This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
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.
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
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Zermatt
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.Has an ice rink
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Zermatt
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
4.Has ice climbing areas
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Zermatt
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.

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.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
4.Has camping facilities
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Zermatt
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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