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Saint Gervais

85points

Whistler Blackcomb

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Saint Gervais vs Whistler Blackcomb

Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb
Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb

Why is Saint Gervais better than Whistler Blackcomb?

  • 47km closer to nearest airport
    90kmvs137km
  • 34.59$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    50.41$vs85$
  • Has night skiing

Why is Whistler Blackcomb better than Saint Gervais?

  • 641meters higher mountain height
    2181metersvs1540meters
  • 45 more restaurants/bars
    72vs27
  • 15 more hostels and hotels
    30vs15
  • Has ice climbing areas
  • Hosts conferences
  • Winter olympics host
  • 30 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    110vs80
  • 1 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    35vs34

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General info

1.mountain height

1540meters

2181meters

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

137km

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.summit height above sealevel

2350meters

1609meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

4.base elevation

810meters

675meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.Winter olympics host
Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

6.has lake/s
Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb

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

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

219

200

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb

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

33.06km

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
Whistler Blackcomb

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb

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

6.ski pass daily

50.41$

85$

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

72

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

17

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
Whistler Blackcomb

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 snowmobile circuit
Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb

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.

5.Has an ice rink
Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb

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

6.Has a bobsled track
Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb

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.

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Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

15

30

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Hosts conferences
Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

3.Has camping facilities
Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb

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!

4.number of five star hotels

0

1

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

5.chalets

17

3

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.

Best

Big White

269

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