67points

Val Gardena

62points

Val Thorens

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38 facts in comparison

Val Gardena vs Val Thorens

Val Gardena
Val Thorens

How does Val Gardena compare to Val Thorens?

  • 11 more ski slopes
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    79vs68
  • 25km bigger skiable area
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    175kmvs150km
  • 75km closer to nearest airport
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    47kmvs122km
  • 55 more restaurants/bars
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    105vs50
  • 20 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    47vs27
  • 5.5km longer ski run
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    10.5kmvs5km
  • 123.1$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    29$vs152.1$
  • 86 more hostels and hotels
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    98vs12

How does Val Thorens compare to Val Gardena?

  • 1047meters higher mountain height
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    2300metersvs1253meters
  • 66inches more snowfall (December)
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    85inchesvs19inches
  • 9 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    33vs24
  • 5.9inches more snowfall (November)
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    25.9inchesvs20inches
  • 767meters higher summit
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    3220metersvs2453meters
  • 120.5inches more snowfall (February)
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    130.5inchesvs10inches
  • 119.5inches more snowfall (March)
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    134.5inchesvs15inches
  • Has toboggan runs
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General info

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
2.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.
3.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.
4.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
Source: city's official website, 2021.
5.months open yearly

5months

5.5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
6.Is child friendly
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
7.base elevation

1200meters

1850meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
8.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.

Skiing

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

175km

150km

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

10.5km

5km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
7.Offers open cross-country skiing
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
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.
8.Has a ski school
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.

Leisure

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.Has a spa
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
3.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.
4.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.
5.Has a golf course
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!
6.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.

Facilities

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
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!

Snowfall

1.snowfall december

19inches

85inches

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

20inches

25.9inches

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

10inches

130.5inches

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

15inches

134.5inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
5.snowfall january

21inches

92inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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