74points

St. Moritz

79points

Val d’Isère

St. Moritz
Val d’Isère
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St. Moritz vs Val d’Isère

St. Moritz
Val d’Isère
74
points
St. Moritz
79
points
Val d’Isère

How does St. Moritz compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 50km bigger skiable area
    ?

    350kmvs300km
  • 26 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    85vs59
  • 22 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    62vs40
  • 12 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    30vs18
  • 1hours longer opening hours
    ?

    8hoursvs7hours
  • 7 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    34vs27
  • 11.91$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    56$vs67.91$
  • 1 more cinemas
    ?

    2vs1

How does Val d’Isère compare to St. Moritz?

  • 70 more ski slopes
    ?

    158vs88
  • 70km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    144kmvs214km
  • 334meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1906metersvs1572meters
  • 30.7inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    74inchesvs43.3inches
  • 153meters higher summit
    ?

    3456metersvs3303meters
  • 20 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    29vs9
  • 72 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    90vs18
  • 45.22inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    111.32inchesvs66.1inches

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

214km

144km

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

1572meters

1906meters

3.opening hours
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The 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.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

8hours

7hours

4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2020.

St. Moritz
Val d’Isère
5.summit height above sealevel
?

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3303meters

3456meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1730meters

1550meters

Skiing

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

Best

Big Sky

250

88

158

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

350km

300km

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

62

40

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. Moritz
Val d’Isère
5.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

St. Moritz
Val d’Isère
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. Moritz
Val d’Isère

Leisure

1.restaurants
?

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

85

59

2.restaurants on the slopes
?

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

30

18

3.Has snowmobile circuit
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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. Moritz
Val d’Isère
4.Has an ice rink
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At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

St. Moritz
Val d’Isère
5.Has a golf course
?

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

St. Moritz
Val d’Isère
6.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.

St. Moritz
Val d’Isère

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

34

27

2.number of kindergartens
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Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.

Best

Les Arcs

6

3

1

3.Has camping facilities
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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!

St. Moritz
Val d’Isère
4.number of five star hotels
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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

6

5

Snowfall

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

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

43.3inches

74inches

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

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

66.1inches

111.32inches

3.snowfall march
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Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

61.8inches

114.6inches

4.snowfall january
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Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

55.1inches

104.7inches

5.snowfall april
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Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

39.3inches

124.15inches

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