62points

Tignes

78points

Val d’Isère

Tignes
Val d’Isère
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37 facts in comparison

Tignes vs Val d’Isère

Tignes
Val d’Isère

How does Tignes compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 16 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    75vs59
  • 44meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1950metersvs1906meters
  • 0.18inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    111.5inchesvs111.32inches
  • 44meters higher summit
    ?

    3500metersvs3456meters
  • 0.85inches more snowfall (April)
    ?

    125inchesvs124.15inches
  • Has camping facilities
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How does Val d’Isère compare to Tignes?

  • 33 more ski slopes
    ?

    158vs125
  • 150km bigger skiable area
    ?

    300kmvs150km
  • 9 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    40vs31
  • Allows off-piste skiing
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  • 10 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    18vs8
  • 2.5inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    74inchesvs71.5inches
  • 10 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    29vs19
  • 15 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    90vs75

General info

1.mountain height

1950meters

1906meters

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.
2.opening hours

7hours

7hours

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

3500meters

3456meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Tignes
Val d’Isère
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.base elevation

1550meters

1550meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.Is child friendly
Tignes
Val d’Isère
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

125

158

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

150km

300km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

31

40

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
Tignes
Val d’Isère
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.
5.Has a ski school
Tignes
Val d’Isère
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.trails (difficult)

19

29

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.

Leisure

1.restaurants

75

59

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

8

18

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.
3.number of cinemas

1

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.Has a spa
Tignes
Val d’Isère
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
5.Has an ice rink
Tignes
Val d’Isère
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
6.Has a bobsled track
Tignes
Val d’Isère
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.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

22

27

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
2.number of five star hotels

1

5

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
3.Has camping facilities
Tignes
Val d’Isère
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

71.5inches

74inches

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

111.5inches

111.32inches

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

114.5inches

114.6inches

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

103.5inches

104.7inches

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

125inches

124.15inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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