79points

Saint Gervais

75points

St. Moritz

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Saint Gervais vs St. Moritz

Saint Gervais
St. Moritz
Saint Gervais
St. Moritz

Why is Saint Gervais better than St. Moritz?

  • 124km closer to nearest airport
    90kmvs214km
  • 5.59$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    50.41$vs56$
  • Has toboggan runs

Why is St. Moritz better than Saint Gervais?

  • 32meters higher mountain height
    1572metersvs1540meters
  • 58 more restaurants/bars
    85vs27
  • 3 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    30vs27
  • Has ice climbing areas
  • 920meters higher base elevation
    1730metersvs810meters
  • 19 more hostels and hotels
    34vs15
  • 953meters higher summit
    3303metersvs2350meters
  • 6 more five star hotels
    6vs0

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General info

1.mountain height

1540meters

1572meters

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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

90km

214km

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

Best

Smugglers Notch

0.03km

3.base elevation

810meters

1730meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

2350meters

3303meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.has lake/s
Saint Gervais
St. Moritz

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

6.has smoking ban in public places
Saint Gervais
St. Moritz

Source: city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

219

88

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Saint Gervais
St. Moritz

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.

3.skiable area

445km

350km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
Saint Gervais
St. Moritz

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Saint Gervais
St. Moritz

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

6.ski pass daily

50.41$

56$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

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Sansicario

0$

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Leisure

1.restaurants

27

85

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.restaurants on the slopes

27

30

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.

Best

Ellmau

70

3.Has ice climbing areas
Saint Gervais
St. Moritz

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.

4.Has a bobsled track
Saint Gervais
St. Moritz

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.

For example

Kirkwood

5.Has an ice rink
Saint Gervais
St. Moritz

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

6.Has a golf course
Saint Gervais
St. Moritz

The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

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Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

15

34

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Has camping facilities
Saint Gervais
St. Moritz

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!

3.number of five star hotels

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6

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

Best

Park City Mountain

9

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