76points

Val d’Isère

75points

Verbier

Val d’Isère
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Val d’Isère vs Verbier

Val d’Isère
Verbier
76
points
Val d’Isère
75
points
Verbier

How does Val d’Isère compare to Verbier?

  • 58 more ski slopes
    ?

    158vs100
  • 16km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    144kmvs160km
  • 76meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1906metersvs1830meters
  • 100km bigger skiable area
    ?

    300kmvs200km
  • 156meters higher summit
    ?

    3456metersvs3300meters
  • 19 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    29vs10
  • 4 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    27vs23
  • 4.7inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    74inchesvs69.3inches

How does Verbier compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 11 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    70vs59
  • 15 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    55vs40
  • 4 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    22vs18
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?
  • 1hours longer opening hours
    ?

    8hoursvs7hours
  • 12.91$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    55$vs67.91$
  • 161.18$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 345.00$vs1506.18$
  • Has camping facilities
    ?

General info

1.distance from airport
?

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

160km

2.mountain height
?

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

1830meters

3.summit height above sealevel
?

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

3456meters

3300meters

4.opening hours
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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.

Best

Sky Resort

13hours

7hours

8hours

5.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Val d’Isère
Verbier
6.base elevation
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The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1550meters

1500meters

Skiing

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

Best

Big Sky

250

158

100

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

200km

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
Verbier
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

55

5.trails (difficult)
?

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

10

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
Verbier

Leisure

1.restaurants
?

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

59

70

2.restaurants on the slopes
?

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

22

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
Verbier
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
Verbier
5.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
Verbier
6.Has a golf course
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The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

For example

Sun Valley

Val d’Isère
Verbier

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
?

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

Val d’Isère
Verbier
2.hotels and hostels
?

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

27

23

3.Has camping facilities
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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!

Val d’Isère
Verbier
4.number of five star hotels
?

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

3

Snowfall

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

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

74inches

69.3inches

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

Best

Engelberg

135inches

104.7inches

88.5inches

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

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

111.32inches

109.8inches

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

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

114.6inches

100inches

5.snowfall april
?

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

124.15inches

104inches

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