62points

Val Thorens

95points

Zermatt

Val Thorens
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37 facts in comparison

Val Thorens vs Zermatt

Val Thorens
Zermatt

How does Val Thorens compare to Zermatt?

  • 21meters higher mountain height
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    2300metersvs2279meters
  • 14.2inches more snowfall (December)
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    85inchesvs70.8inches
  • 4 more ski trails (low difficulty)
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    33vs29
  • 41.2inches more snowfall (March)
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    134.5inchesvs93.3inches
  • 34.1inches more snowfall (February)
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    130.5inchesvs96.4inches
  • 15.7inches more snowfall (January)
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    92inchesvs76.3inches
  • 259.15$ cheaper season ticket price
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    1 204.85$vs1464$
  • 1months more months open each year
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    5.5monthsvs4.5months

How does Zermatt compare to Val Thorens?

  • 79 more ski slopes
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    147vs68
  • 50km bigger skiable area
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    200kmvs150km
  • 32 more restaurants/bars
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    82vs50
  • 42km closer to nearest airport
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    80kmvs122km
  • 45 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    72vs27
  • 43 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    52vs9
  • 20km longer ski run
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    25kmvs5km
  • 19 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    27vs8

General info

1.mountain height

2300meters

2279meters

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

3220meters

3899meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
5.months open yearly

5.5months

4.5months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
6.base elevation

1850meters

1620meters

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

Skiing

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

150km

200km

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 Thorens
Zermatt
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
Zermatt
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
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

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
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.Has a spa
Val Thorens
Zermatt
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has an ice rink
Val Thorens
Zermatt
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
5.Has snowmobile circuit
Val Thorens
Zermatt
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.
6.Has ice climbing areas
Val Thorens
Zermatt
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.

Facilities

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
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.
4.Has camping facilities
Val Thorens
Zermatt
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

70.8inches

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

25.9inches

30.7inches

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

134.5inches

93.3inches

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

130.5inches

96.4inches

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

92inches

76.3inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

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