78points

Val d’Isère

62points

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
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Val Thorens

How does Val d’Isère compare to Val Thorens?

  • 90 more ski slopes
    ?

    158vs68
  • 150km bigger skiable area
    ?

    300kmvs150km
  • 9 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    59vs50
  • 13 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    40vs27
  • 9 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    18vs9
  • 21 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    29vs8
  • 5km longer ski run
    ?

    10kmvs5km
  • 57 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    90vs33

How does Val Thorens compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 22km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    122kmvs144km
  • 394meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2300metersvs1906meters
  • 11inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    85inchesvs74inches
  • 19.9inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    134.5inchesvs114.6inches
  • 19.18inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    130.5inchesvs111.32inches
  • 301.33$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 204.85$vs1506.18$
  • Has night skiing
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  • 300meters higher base elevation
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    1850metersvs1550meters

General info

1.distance from airport

144km

122km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
2.mountain height

1906meters

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.
3.summit height above sealevel

3456meters

3220meters

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
Val d’Isère
Val Thorens
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.base elevation

1550meters

1850meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.months open yearly

5.5months

5.5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

158

68

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

300km

150km

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

40

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
Val d’Isère
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.trails (difficult)

29

8

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.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Val d’Isère
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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

59

50

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

18

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
Val d’Isère
Val Thorens
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has a bobsled track
Val d’Isère
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
Val d’Isère
Val Thorens
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
6.Has a golf course
Val d’Isère
Val Thorens
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

27

12

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

15

33

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.
3.number of kindergartens

1

1

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

5

1

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

74inches

85inches

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

114.6inches

134.5inches

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

111.32inches

130.5inches

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

104.7inches

92inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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