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Les Arcs
Zermatt
Four Valleys
Saint Gervais
Whistler Blackcomb
Champéry
Vail
Sölden
Breckenridge
Val d’Isère
Summary
Summary
  • General info (40)
  • Skiing (71)
  • Leisure (54)
  • Facilities (67)
  • Snowfall (61)
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General info
Distance from airportA nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
Distance from airportA nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.126km
80km
160km
90km
137km
100km
57km
83.1km
117.5km
144km
Mountain heightThe 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.
Mountain heightThe 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.2050meters
2279meters
2250meters
1540meters
2181meters
1237meters
1052meters
1990meters
1036meters
1906meters
Opening hoursThe 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.
Opening hoursThe 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.N.A.8hours
N.A.8hours
8.5hours
8hours
9hours
N.A.7hours
7hours
Smoking ban in closed public spacesSource: city's official website, 2021.
Smoking ban in closed public spacesSource: city's official website, 2021.
Summit height above sealevelThe summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Summit height above sealevelThe summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.3250meters
3899meters
3330meters
2350meters
1609meters
2277meters
3527meters
3340meters
3962meters
3456meters
Total score for "General info"
Total score for "General info"
Skiing
Trails (medium)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.
Trails (medium)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.67
72
106
80
110
108
56
N.A.48
40
Ski slopesThe total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
Ski slopesThe total number of ski slopes available at the resort.234
147
205
219
200
N.A.193
N.A.155
158
Off-piste skiing allowedIn 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.
Off-piste skiing allowedIn 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.
Skiable areaThe size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
Skiable areaThe size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.425km
200km
412km
445km
33.06km
650km
N.A.144km
N.A.300km
Ski lifts total capacityThis 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 lifts total capacityThis 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.N.A.53482
N.A.N.A.67307
26450
53381
68000
42880
N.A.
Total score for "Skiing"
Total score for "Skiing"
Leisure
Spa facilityAfter a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
Spa facilityAfter a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
Ice rinkAt the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Ice rinkAt the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Golf courseThe resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
Golf courseThe resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
RestaurantsMore restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
RestaurantsMore restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.75
82
N.A.27
72
90
32
64
62
59
Restaurants on the slopesRather 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.
Restaurants on the slopesRather 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.10
52
N.A.27
17
15
0
30
N.A.18
Total score for "Leisure"
Total score for "Leisure"
Facilities
Hotels and hostelsWith more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Hotels and hostelsWith more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.16
147
N.A.15
30
11
33
39
3
27
ChaletsA 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.
ChaletsA 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.40
N.A.N.A.17
3
N.A.3
6
4
15
Public transportation systemThe resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Public transportation systemThe resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Number of kindergartensBigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.
Number of kindergartensBigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2021.6
N.A.N.A.N.A.2
N.A.2
N.A.1
1
Conference venueThe resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Conference venueThe resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Total score for "Facilities"
Total score for "Facilities"
Snowfall
Snowfall decemberAverage snowfall in the month of December.
Snowfall decemberAverage snowfall in the month of December.128inches
70.8inches
69.3inches
N.A.135inches
33.4inches
59inches
61.7inches
N.A.74inches
Snowfall novemberAverage snowfall in the month of November.
Snowfall novemberAverage snowfall in the month of November.59inches
30.7inches
14.9inches
N.A.85inches
0inches
58inches
0inches
N.A.N.A.
Snowfall marchAverage snowfall in the month of March.
Snowfall marchAverage snowfall in the month of March.118inches
93.3inches
100inches
N.A.90inches
57.8inches
63inches
100.9inches
N.A.114.6inches
Snowfall februaryAverage snowfall in the month of February.
Snowfall februaryAverage snowfall in the month of February.108inches
96.4inches
109.8inches
N.A.50inches
59.4inches
57inches
99.7inches
N.A.111.32inches
Seasonal snowfallThe average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
Seasonal snowfallThe average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.111.5inches
N.A.N.A.N.A.71.5inches
N.A.348inches
N.A.353inches
N.A.
Total score for "Snowfall"
Total score for "Snowfall"
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