57points

Wengen

85points

Whistler Blackcomb

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Wengen vs Whistler Blackcomb

Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb

Why is Wengen better than Whistler Blackcomb?

  • 72km closer to nearest airport
    65kmvs137km
  • 22$ cheaper average daily ski pass price
    63$vs85$

Why is Whistler Blackcomb better than Wengen?

  • 147 more ski slopes
    200vs53
  • 1135meters higher mountain height
    2181metersvs1046meters
  • 44 more restaurants/bars
    72vs28
  • 9 more hostels and hotels
    30vs21
  • 6 more restaurants/bars on the slopes
    17vs11
  • Hosts conferences
  • 24 more ski trails (high difficulty)
    35vs11
  • 35.3inches more snowfall (March)
    90inchesvs54.7inches

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General info

1.mountain height

1046meters

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.

Best

Gressoney

3550meters

2.distance from airport

65km

137km

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

3.base elevation

944meters

675meters

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

Best

Arapahoe Basin

3286meters

4.summit height above sealevel

2320meters

1609meters

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.

Best

Claviere

5774meters

5.Winter olympics host
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.

6.Is child friendly
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.

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Skiing

1.ski slopes

53

200

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.

Best

Big Sky

250

2.Allows off-piste skiing
Wengen
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.

3.skiable area

112km

33.06km

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.

Best

Champéry

650km

4.The resort has open cross country skiing
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.

5.Has a ski school
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.

6.longest run

15km

11km

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.

Best

Zermatt

25km

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Leisure

1.restaurants

28

72

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.

Best

Zell am See-Kaprun

180

2.Has ice climbing areas
Wengen
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.

3.restaurants on the slopes

11

17

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

4.number of cinemas

1

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

Best

Squaw Valley

5

5.number of museums

1

1

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

Best

Banff Mount Norquay

25

6.Has snowmobile circuit
Wengen
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.

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Facilities

1.hotels and hostels

21

30

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

Best

Val di Fassa

188

2.Hosts conferences
Wengen
Whistler Blackcomb

The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.

3.Has camping facilities
Wengen
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!

4.number of kindergartens

2

2

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2018.

Best

Les Arcs

6

5.number of five star hotels

0

1

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

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Snowfall

1.snowfall march

54.7inches

90inches

Average snowfall in the month of March.

Best

Engelberg

186.3inches

2.snowfall december

36.6inches

135inches

Average snowfall in the month of December.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

135inches

3.snowfall november

0inches

85inches

Average snowfall in the month of November.

Best

Whistler Blackcomb

85inches

4.snowfall january

46.8inches

46inches

Average snowfall in the month of January.

Best

Engelberg

135inches

5.snowfall february

66.1inches

50inches

Average snowfall in the month of February.

Best

Engelberg

185.8inches

6.snowfall april

28.3inches

24inches

Average snowfall in the month of April.

Best

Gstaad

196inches

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