63points

St Anton

63points

Val Thorens

St Anton
Val Thorens
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St Anton vs Val Thorens

St Anton
Val Thorens
63
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St Anton
63
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Val Thorens

How does St Anton compare to Val Thorens?

  • 11 more ski slopes
    ?

    79vs68
  • 26.7km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    95.3kmvs122km
  • 30 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    80vs50
  • 126km bigger skiable area
    ?

    276kmvs150km
  • 9 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    36vs27
  • 4 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    37vs33
  • 86$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    66.1$vs152.1$
  • 44 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    56vs12

How does Val Thorens compare to St Anton?

  • 950meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2300metersvs1350meters
  • Allows off-piste skiing
    ?
  • 34.8inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    85inchesvs50.2inches
  • Has a ski school
    ?
  • 2 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    8vs6
  • 770meters higher summit
    ?

    3220metersvs2450meters
  • 15.7inches more snowfall (November)
    ?

    25.9inchesvs10.2inches
  • 32.3inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    130.5inchesvs98.2inches

General info

1.distance from airport
?

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

95.3km

122km

2.mountain height
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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

1350meters

2300meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

2450meters

3220meters

4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2020.

St Anton
Val Thorens
5.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1304meters

1850meters

6.Is child friendly
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The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

St Anton
Val Thorens

Skiing

1.ski slopes
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The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

79

68

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

Best

Champéry

650km

276km

150km

3.trails (medium)
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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.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

110

36

27

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.

St Anton
Val Thorens
5.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

St Anton
Val Thorens
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
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Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

St Anton
Val Thorens

Leisure

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

80

50

2.Has an ice rink
?

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

St Anton
Val Thorens
3.Has snowmobile circuit
?

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.

St Anton
Val Thorens
4.Has ice climbing areas
?

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.

For example

Alyeska

St Anton
Val Thorens
5.Has a spa
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After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

St Anton
Val Thorens
6.Has a bobsled track
?

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

St Anton
Val Thorens

Facilities

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

56

12

2.chalets
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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

8

33

3.Has camping facilities
?

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!

For example

Alyeska

St Anton
Val Thorens
4.number of five star hotels
?

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

1

1

Snowfall

1.snowfall december
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Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

50.2inches

85inches

2.snowfall february
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Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

98.2inches

130.5inches

3.snowfall march
?

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

91.3inches

134.5inches

4.snowfall november
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Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

10.2inches

25.9inches

5.snowfall january
?

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

71inches

92inches

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