64points

Val Thorens

100points

Zermatt

Val Thorens
Zermatt
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Val Thorens vs Zermatt

Val Thorens
Zermatt
64
points
Val Thorens
100
points
Zermatt

How does Val Thorens compare to Zermatt?

  • 21meters higher mountain height
    ?

    2300metersvs2279meters
  • 14.2inches more snowfall (December)
    ?

    85inchesvs70.8inches
  • 4 more ski trails (low difficulty)
    ?

    33vs29
  • 41.2inches more snowfall (March)
    ?

    134.5inchesvs93.3inches
  • 34.1inches more snowfall (February)
    ?

    130.5inchesvs96.4inches
  • 15.7inches more snowfall (January)
    ?

    92inchesvs76.3inches
  • 259.15$ cheaper season ticket price
    ?

    1 204.85$vs1464$
  • 230meters higher base elevation
    ?

    1850metersvs1620meters

How does Zermatt compare to Val Thorens?

  • 79 more ski slopes
    ?

    147vs68
  • 42km closer to nearest airport
    ?

    80kmvs122km
  • 32 more restaurants/bars
    ?

    82vs50
  • 50km bigger skiable area
    ?

    200kmvs150km
  • 45 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
    ?

    72vs27
  • 43 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    ?

    52vs9
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
    ?
  • 19 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    ?

    27vs8

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

122km

80km

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

2300meters

2279meters

3.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2020.

Val Thorens
Zermatt
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

3220meters

3899meters

5.base elevation
?

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

1850meters

1620meters

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 Thorens
Zermatt

Skiing

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

Best

Big Sky

250

68

147

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

150km

200km

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

27

72

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

Val Thorens
Zermatt
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
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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 Thorens
Zermatt

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

50

82

2.restaurants on the slopes
?

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.

Best

Ellmau

70

9

52

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

Val Thorens
Zermatt
4.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 Thorens
Zermatt
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 Thorens
Zermatt
6.Has a spa
?

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

Val Thorens
Zermatt

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
?

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.

Val Thorens
Zermatt
2.hotels and hostels
?

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

12

147

3.Has camping facilities
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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 Thorens
Zermatt
4.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

4

Snowfall

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

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

85inches

70.8inches

2.snowfall march
?

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

134.5inches

93.3inches

3.snowfall february
?

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

130.5inches

96.4inches

4.snowfall november
?

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

25.9inches

30.7inches

5.snowfall january
?

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

92inches

76.3inches

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