76points

Val d’Isère

59points

Val Thorens

Val d’Isère
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Val d’Isère vs Val Thorens

Val d’Isère
Val Thorens
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Val d’Isère
59
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Val Thorens

How does Val d’Isère compare to Val Thorens?

  • 90 more ski slopes
    ?

    158vs68
  • 9 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    59vs50
  • 150km bigger skiable area
    ?

    300kmvs150km
  • 9 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    18vs9
  • 13 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    40vs27
  • 236meters higher summit
    ?

    3456metersvs3220meters
  • 21 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    29vs8
  • 15 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    27vs12

How does Val Thorens compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 394meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2300metersvs1906meters
  • 22km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    122kmvs144km
  • 11inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    85inchesvs74inches
  • 19.18inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    130.5inchesvs111.32inches
  • 19.9inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    134.5inchesvs114.6inches
  • 301.33$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 204.85$vs1506.18$
  • 300meters higher base elevation
    ?

    1850metersvs1550meters
  • Has night skiing
    ?

General info

1.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

1906meters

2300meters

2.distance from airport
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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

144km

122km

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3456meters

3220meters

4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Val d’Isère
Val Thorens
5.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1550meters

1850meters

6.Winter olympics host
?

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

Val d’Isère
Val Thorens

Skiing

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

Best

Big Sky

250

158

68

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

300km

150km

3.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.

Val d’Isère
Val Thorens
4.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

40

27

5.trails (difficult)
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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.

Best

Big Sky

150

29

8

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.

Val d’Isère
Val Thorens

Leisure

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

59

50

2.restaurants on the slopes
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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

18

9

3.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.

Val d’Isère
Val Thorens
4.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.

Val d’Isère
Val Thorens
5.Has snowmobile circuit
?

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.

Val d’Isère
Val Thorens
6.Has a bobsled track
?

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.

For example

Kirkwood

Val d’Isère
Val Thorens

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels
?

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

27

12

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, 2019.

Best

Les Arcs

6

1

1

3.Has camping facilities
?

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!

For example

Alyeska

Val d’Isère
Val Thorens
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

5

1

5.chalets
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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.

Best

Big White

269

15

33

Snowfall

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

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

74inches

85inches

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

Best

Engelberg

135inches

104.7inches

92inches

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

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

111.32inches

130.5inches

4.snowfall march
?

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

114.6inches

134.5inches

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