78points

Val d’Isère

75points

Verbier

Val d’Isère
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42 facts in comparison

Val d’Isère vs Verbier

Val d’Isère
Verbier
78
points
Val d’Isère
75
points
Verbier

How does Val d’Isère compare to Verbier?

  • 58 more ski slopes
    ?

    158vs100
  • 100km bigger skiable area
    ?

    300kmvs200km
  • 16km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    144kmvs160km
  • 76meters higher mountain height
    ?

    1906metersvs1830meters
  • 4.7inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    74inchesvs69.3inches
  • 19 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    29vs10
  • 55 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    90vs35
  • 14.6inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    114.6inchesvs100inches

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
  • 1hours longer opening hours
    ?

    8hoursvs7hours
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?
  • 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

144km

160km

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

1830meters

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.opening hours

7hours

8hours

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.
4.summit height above sealevel

3456meters

3300meters

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

1550meters

1500meters

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

Skiing

1.ski slopes

158

100

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

300km

200km

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

40

55

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
Verbier
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

10

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
Verbier
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

70

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

18

22

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 theaters

0

0

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

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Val d’Isère
Verbier
The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
2.hotels and hostels

27

23

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

5

3

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

69.3inches

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

114.6inches

100inches

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

111.32inches

109.8inches

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

104.7inches

88.5inches

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

124.15inches

104inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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