70points

Val Gardena

63points

Val Thorens

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Val Gardena vs Val Thorens

Val Gardena
Val Thorens
Val Gardena
Val Thorens

Why is Val Gardena better than Val Thorens?

  • 75km closer to nearest airport
    47kmvs122km
  • Has ice climbing areas
  • 123.1$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    29$vs152.1$
  • Is child friendly
  • 624.85$ cheaper season ticket price
    580$vs1204.85$
  • Is pet-friendly
  • Has camping facilities
  • Has a golf course

Why is Val Thorens better than Val Gardena?

  • 1047meters higher mountain height
    2300metersvs1253meters
  • 650meters higher base elevation
    1850metersvs1200meters
  • Has toboggan runs
  • 767meters higher summit
    3220metersvs2453meters
  • Has night skiing
  • 66inches more snowfall (December)
    85inchesvs19inches
  • 119.5inches more snowfall (March)
    134.5inchesvs15inches
  • 9 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    33vs24

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General info

1.mountain height

1253meters

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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

47km

122km

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

3.base elevation

1200meters

1850meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

2453meters

3220meters

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

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.Is child friendly
Val Gardena
Val Thorens

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

6.Is pet-friendly
Val Gardena
Val Thorens

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

79

68

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Val Gardena
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.

3.skiable area

175km

150km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
Val Gardena
Val Thorens

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

5.Has a ski school
Val Gardena
Val Thorens

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

6.ski pass daily

29$

152.1$

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.

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Sansicario

0$

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Leisure

1.restaurants

105

50

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

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
Val Gardena
Val Thorens

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.

3.Has snowmobile circuit
Val Gardena
Val Thorens

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.

4.Has an ice rink
Val Gardena
Val Thorens

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.

5.Has a golf course
Val Gardena
Val Thorens

The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

6.Has a spa
Val Gardena
Val Thorens

After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.

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Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

98

12

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.number of five star hotels

1

1

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

3.Has camping facilities
Val Gardena
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!

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Snowfall

1.snowfall december

19inches

85inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

2.snowfall march

15inches

134.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

3.snowfall january

21inches

92inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

4.snowfall february

10inches

130.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

5.snowfall november

20inches

25.9inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

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