71points

Val Gardena

64points

Val Thorens

Val Gardena
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Val Gardena vs Val Thorens

Val Gardena
Val Thorens
71
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Val Gardena
64
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Val Thorens

How does Val Gardena compare to Val Thorens?

  • 11 more ski slopes
    ?

    79vs68
  • 75km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    47kmvs122km
  • 55 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    105vs50
  • 25km bigger skiable area
    ?

    175kmvs150km
  • 20 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    47vs27
  • 5.5km longer ski run
    ?

    10.5kmvs5km
  • 86 more hostels and hotels
    ?

    98vs12
  • 123.1$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    ?

    29$vs152.1$

How does Val Thorens compare to Val Gardena?

  • 1047meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2300metersvs1253meters
  • 66inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    85inchesvs19inches
  • 767meters higher summit
    ?

    3220metersvs2453meters
  • 120.5inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    130.5inchesvs10inches
  • 5.9inches more snowfall (November)
    ?

    25.9inchesvs20inches
  • 119.5inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    134.5inchesvs15inches
  • 9 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    33vs24
  • Has toboggan runs
    ?

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

47km

122km

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

1253meters

2300meters

3.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2020.

Val Gardena
Val Thorens
4.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

2453meters

3220meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1200meters

1850meters

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

Val Gardena
Val Thorens

Skiing

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

Best

Big Sky

250

79

68

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

175km

150km

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

47

27

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 Gardena
Val Thorens
5.Has a ski school
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Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

Val Gardena
Val Thorens
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
?

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 Gardena
Val Thorens

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

105

50

2.Has an ice rink
?

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

Val Gardena
Val Thorens
3.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 Gardena
Val Thorens
4.Has a golf course
?

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

Val Gardena
Val Thorens
5.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 Gardena
Val Thorens
6.Has a spa
?

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

Val Gardena
Val Thorens

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels
?

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

98

12

2.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 Gardena
Val Thorens
3.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

1

1

Snowfall

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

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

19inches

85inches

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

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

10inches

130.5inches

3.snowfall march
?

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

15inches

134.5inches

4.snowfall november
?

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

20inches

25.9inches

5.snowfall january
?

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

21inches

92inches

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