75points

Verbier

82points

Whistler Blackcomb

Verbier
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Verbier vs Whistler Blackcomb

Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb

How does Verbier compare to Whistler Blackcomb?

  • 166.94km bigger skiable area
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    200kmvs33.06km
  • The resort is serviced by public transport
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  • 5 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
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    22vs17
  • 30$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
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    55$vs85$
  • 2 more ski lifts
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    39vs37
  • 1691meters higher summit
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    3300metersvs1609meters
  • 59.8inches more snowfall (February)
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    109.8inchesvs50inches
  • 10inches more snowfall (March)
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    100inchesvs90inches

How does Whistler Blackcomb compare to Verbier?

  • 100 more ski slopes
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    200vs100
  • 2 more restaurants/bars
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    72vs70
  • 23km closer to nearest airport
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    137kmvs160km
  • 351meters higher mountain height
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    2181metersvs1830meters
  • 55 more ski trails (medium difficulty)
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    110vs55
  • 21427 larger uphill capacity per hour
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    67307vs45880
  • 25 more ski trails (high difficulty)
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    35vs10
  • 0.5hours longer opening hours
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    8.5hoursvs8hours

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General info

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

1830meters

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.opening hours

8hours

8.5hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
4.summit height above sealevel

3300meters

1609meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb
Source: city's official website, 2021.
6.base elevation

1500meters

675meters

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
7.Is child friendly
Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb
The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
8.months open yearly

5months

6months

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
9.Is pet-friendly
Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb
The resort is pet-friendly, so if you like you can bring your dog along if you need to.

Skiing

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

200km

33.06km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
3.Allows off-piste skiing
Verbier
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.
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.
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.
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.
The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
8.Offers open cross-country skiing
Verbier
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.
9.Has a ski school
Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb
Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

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
Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
4.Has an ice rink
Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb
At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
5.Has a bobsled track
Verbier
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.
6.Has ice climbing areas
Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb
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.
7.Has snowmobile circuit
Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb
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.
8.Has a golf course
Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb
The resort has a golf course which visitors can enjoy, weather permitting!

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb
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.
3.Hosts conferences
Verbier
Whistler Blackcomb
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
5.Has camping facilities
Verbier
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

69.3inches

135inches

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

14.9inches

85inches

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

109.8inches

50inches

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

100inches

90inches

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

88.5inches

46inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.
6.snowfall april

104inches

24inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

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