62points

Tignes

62points

Val Thorens

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32 facts in comparison

Tignes vs Val Thorens

Tignes
Val Thorens

How does Tignes compare to Val Thorens?

  • 57 more ski slopes
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    125vs68
  • 25 more restaurants/bars
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    75vs50
  • 4 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    31vs27
  • 11 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    19vs8
  • 42 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    75vs33
  • 280meters higher summit
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    3500metersvs3220meters
  • 83.84$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    68.26$vs152.1$
  • 1.1inches more snowfall (November)
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    27inchesvs25.9inches

How does Val Thorens compare to Tignes?

  • 350meters higher mountain height
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    2300metersvs1950meters
  • Allows off-piste skiing
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  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    9vs8
  • 13.5inches more snowfall (December)
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    85inchesvs71.5inches
  • 20inches more snowfall (March)
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    134.5inchesvs114.5inches
  • 19inches more snowfall (February)
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    130.5inchesvs111.5inches
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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  • Has toboggan runs
    ?

General info

1.mountain height

1950meters

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.
2.summit height above sealevel

3500meters

3220meters

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

1550meters

1850meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

125

68

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

150km

150km

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

31

27

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 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.
5.Offers open cross-country skiing
Tignes
Val Thorens
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
Tignes
Val Thorens
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Leisure

1.restaurants

75

50

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

8

9

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.Has a spa
Tignes
Val Thorens
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has a bobsled track
Tignes
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.
5.Has an ice rink
Tignes
Val Thorens
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
6.Has ice climbing areas
Tignes
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.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

22

12

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

1

1

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 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

71.5inches

85inches

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

114.5inches

134.5inches

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

111.5inches

130.5inches

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

27inches

25.9inches

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

103.5inches

92inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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