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Verbier
Wengen
Top 24%310 points
Top 24%
Top 43%234 points
Top 43%
Key facts and figures

Verbier vs Wengen: 38 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
100
Big Sky: 250
53

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.
Verbier
Wengen
69% have it

3. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
200km
Champéry: 650km
112km

4. 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.
1830meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
1046meters

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.
Verbier
Wengen
88% have it

6. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Verbier
Wengen
94% have it

7. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
70
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180
28

8. Has toboggan runs

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

9. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2018.
Verbier
Wengen
59% have it

10. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
55$
Sansicario: 0$
63$

11. 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.
22
Ellmau: 70
11

12. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
10km
Zermatt: 25km
15km

13. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
160km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
65km

14. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
23
Val di Fassa: 188
21

15. 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.
Verbier
Wengen
38% have it

16. snowfall march

Average snowfall in the month of March.
100inches
Engelberg: 186.3inches
54.7inches

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.
10
Big Sky: 150
11

18. snowfall december

Average snowfall in the month of December.
69.3inches
Whistler Blackcomb: 135inches
36.6inches

19. ski lifts total capacity

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
45880
Val Gardena: 115238
20200

20. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3300meters
Claviere: 5774meters
2320meters

21. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
1500meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters
944meters

22. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Verbier
Wengen
40% have it

23. 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.
55
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
26

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.
3
Park City Mountain: 9
0

25. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Verbier
Wengen
62% have it

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