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Val Gardena
Val Thorens
Top 28%296 points
Top 28%
Top 40%248 points
Top 40%
Key facts and figures

Val Gardena vs Val Thorens: 38 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
79
Big Sky: 250
68

2. Allows off-piste skiing

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
69% have it

3. mountain height

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.
1253meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
2300meters

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
175km
Champéry: 650km
150km

5. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
88% have it

6. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
105
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
50

7. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
94% have it

8. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
53% have it

9. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
29$
Sansicario: 0$
152.1$

10. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
10.5km
Zermatt: 25km
5km

11. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
52% have it

12. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
59% have it

13. 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
38% have it

14. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
98
Val di Fassa: 188
12

15. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
47km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
122km

16. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2453meters
Claviere: 5774meters
3220meters

17. trails (difficult)

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.
8
Big Sky: 150
8

18. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
19inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
85inches

19. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
15inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
134.5inches

20. Is pet-friendly

The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.
Val Gardena
Val Thorens
23% have it

21. trails (medium)

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.
47
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
27

22. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1200meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
1850meters

23. snowfall january

Average snowfall in the month of January.
21inches
Engelberg: 135inches
92inches

24. 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.
1
Park City Mountain: 9
1

25. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
83
Champéry: 216
32

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