62points

Val Thorens

83points

Whistler Blackcomb

Val Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb
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46 facts in comparison

Val Thorens vs Whistler Blackcomb

Val Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb

How does Val Thorens compare to Whistler Blackcomb?

  • 116.94km bigger skiable area
    ?

    150kmvs33.06km
  • 15km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    122kmvs137km
  • 119meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2300metersvs2181meters
  • 1611meters higher summit
    ?

    3220metersvs1609meters
  • 80.5inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    130.5inchesvs50inches
  • 44.5inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    134.5inchesvs90inches
  • 694.15$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 204.85$vs1899$
  • 46inches more snowfall (January)
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    92inchesvs46inches

How does Whistler Blackcomb compare to Val Thorens?

  • 132 more ski slopes
    ?

    200vs68
  • 22 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    72vs50
  • 83 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    110vs27
  • 8 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    17vs9
  • 50inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    135inchesvs85inches
  • 27 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    35vs8
  • 6km longer ski run
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    11kmvs5km
  • 2 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    35vs33

General info

1.distance from airport

122km

137km

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
2.mountain height

2300meters

2181meters

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

3220meters

1609meters

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 Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb
Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.base elevation

1850meters

675meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
6.Is child friendly
Val Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

Skiing

1.ski slopes

68

200

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

150km

33.06km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.trails (medium)

27

110

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 Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb
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.
5.Has a ski school
Val Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Val Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb
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.

Leisure

1.restaurants

50

72

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

9

17

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.
3.hiking trails

4

6

Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
4.Has a spa
Val Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
5.Has an ice rink
Val Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
6.Has a bobsled track
Val Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb
This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.

Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

12

30

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

33

3

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.
3.number of kindergartens

1

2

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
4.Hosts conferences
Val Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
5.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.
6.Has camping facilities
Val Thorens
Whistler Blackcomb
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

85inches

135inches

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

130.5inches

50inches

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

134.5inches

90inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.
4.snowfall november

25.9inches

85inches

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

92inches

46inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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