75points

St. Moritz

57points

Wengen

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St. Moritz vs Wengen

St. Moritz
Wengen
St. Moritz
Wengen

Why is St. Moritz better than Wengen?

  • 7$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    56$vs63$
  • Has night skiing
  • Has lake/s
  • Has a golf course

Why is Wengen better than St. Moritz?

  • 149km closer to nearest airport
    65kmvs214km
  • Has toboggan runs
  • 5km longer ski run
    15kmvs10km
  • 2 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    11vs9

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General info

1.mountain height

1572meters

1046meters

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

214km

65km

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

3303meters

2320meters

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

1730meters

944meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

5.has lake/s
St. Moritz
Wengen

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

6.has smoking ban in public places
St. Moritz
Wengen

Source: city's official website, 2018.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

88

53

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
St. Moritz
Wengen

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

350km

112km

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

Best

Champéry

650km

4.Has a ski school
St. Moritz
Wengen

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

5.The resort has open cross country skiing
St. Moritz
Wengen

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

6.ski pass daily

56$

63$

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

85

28

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
St. Moritz
Wengen

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.

3.restaurants on the slopes

30

11

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

4.Has an ice rink
St. Moritz
Wengen

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

5.Has a golf course
St. Moritz
Wengen

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

6.Has a spa
St. Moritz
Wengen

After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

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Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

34

21

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Has camping facilities
St. Moritz
Wengen

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!

3.number of kindergartens

3

2

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.

Best

Les Arcs

6

4.number of five star hotels

6

0

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

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Snowfall

1.snowfall march

61.8inches

54.7inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

2.snowfall december

43.3inches

36.6inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

3.snowfall february

66.1inches

66.1inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

4.snowfall january

55.1inches

46.8inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

5.snowfall april

39.3inches

28.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

6.snowfall november

33inches

0inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

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