WengenVerbier
Top 43%232 points
Top 43%
Top 25%307 points
Top 25%
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Key facts and figures

Wengen vs Verbier: 38 facts in comparison

1. ski slopes

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

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.
Wengen
Verbier
68% have it

3. 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.
1046meters
Gressoney: 3550meters
1830meters

4. skiable area

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

5. restaurants

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

6. hotels and hostels

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

7. has smoking ban in public places

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

8. 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.
11
Ellmau: 70
22

9. longest run

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

10. 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.
Wengen
Verbier
37% have it

11. Has a ski school

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

12. ski pass daily

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

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.
65km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km
160km

14. 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.
Wengen
Verbier
88% have it

15. Has toboggan runs

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

16. 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.
20200
Val Gardena: 115238
45880

17. has lake/s

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

18. snowfall march

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

19. snowfall december

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

20. base elevation

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

21. 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.
11
Big Sky: 150
10

22. summit height above sealevel

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

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.
26
Whistler Blackcomb: 110
55

24. Is child friendly

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
Wengen
Verbier
85% have it

25. trails (easy)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners or people with low ability.
16
Champéry: 150
35

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