79points

Val d’Isère

85points

Whistler Blackcomb

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Val d’Isère vs Whistler Blackcomb

Val d’Isère
Whistler Blackcomb
79
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Val d’Isère
85
points
Whistler Blackcomb

How does Val d’Isère compare to Whistler Blackcomb?

  • 266.94km bigger skiable area
    ?

    300kmvs33.06km
  • 1 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    18vs17
  • 1847meters higher summit
    ?

    3456metersvs1609meters
  • 17.09$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    67.91$vs85$
  • 24.6inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    114.6inchesvs90inches
  • 61.32inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    111.32inchesvs50inches
  • 55 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    90vs35
  • 100.15inches more snowfall (April)
    ?

    124.15inchesvs24inches

How does Whistler Blackcomb compare to Val d’Isère?

  • 42 more ski slopes
    ?

    200vs158
  • 7km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    137kmvs144km
  • 13 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    72vs59
  • 275meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2181metersvs1906meters
  • 70 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    110vs40
  • 1.5hours longer opening hours
    ?

    8.5hoursvs7hours
  • 61inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    135inchesvs74inches
  • 3 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    30vs27

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

137km

2.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

2181meters

3.opening hours
?

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

8.5hours

4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2020.

Val d’Isère
Whistler Blackcomb
5.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

1609meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1550meters

675meters

Skiing

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

Best

Big Sky

250

158

200

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

33.06km

3.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

110

4.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
Whistler Blackcomb
5.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Val d’Isère
Whistler Blackcomb
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
Whistler Blackcomb

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

72

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

17

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
Whistler Blackcomb
4.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
Whistler Blackcomb
5.Has a golf course
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The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Val d’Isère
Whistler Blackcomb
6.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
Whistler Blackcomb

Facilities

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

27

30

2.Hosts conferences
?

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

Val d’Isère
Whistler Blackcomb
3.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

3

4.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, 2020.

Best

Les Arcs

6

1

2

5.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!

Val d’Isère
Whistler Blackcomb
6.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

1

Snowfall

1.snowfall december
?

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

74inches

135inches

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

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

114.6inches

90inches

3.snowfall february
?

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

111.32inches

50inches

4.snowfall april
?

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

124.15inches

24inches

5.snowfall january
?

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

104.7inches

46inches

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