61points

St Anton

62points

Val Thorens

St Anton
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37 facts in comparison

St Anton vs Val Thorens

St Anton
Val Thorens

How does St Anton compare to Val Thorens?

  • 11 more ski slopes
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    79vs68
  • 126km bigger skiable area
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    276kmvs150km
  • 26.7km closer to nearest airport
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    95.3kmvs122km
  • 30 more restaurants/bars
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    80vs50
  • 9 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    36vs27
  • 4 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    37vs33
  • 86$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    66.1$vs152.1$
  • 44 more hostels and hotels
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    56vs12

How does Val Thorens compare to St Anton?

  • 950meters higher mountain height
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    2300metersvs1350meters
  • Allows off-piste skiing
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  • Has a ski school
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  • 34.8inches more snowfall (December)
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    85inchesvs50.2inches
  • 2 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    8vs6
  • 32.3inches more snowfall (February)
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    130.5inchesvs98.2inches
  • 770meters higher summit
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    3220metersvs2450meters
  • 15.7inches more snowfall (November)
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    25.9inchesvs10.2inches

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

1350meters

2300meters

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.summit height above sealevel

2450meters

3220meters

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.
5.months open yearly

4.5months

5.5months

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

1304meters

1850meters

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

Skiing

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

276km

150km

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

Leisure

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

Facilities

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
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.
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
St Anton
Val Thorens
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!

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

50.2inches

85inches

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

98.2inches

130.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.
3.snowfall november

10.2inches

25.9inches

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

91.3inches

134.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
5.snowfall january

71inches

92inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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