Zermatt is the highest winter sports area in the Alps, with ski terrain at an altitude of 2,500 to 3,900 meters and over 2,133 meters vertical drop – the greatest Swiss – seems almost unfair that Zermatt has Europe’s most iconic mountain.
The bold pyramid of the Matterhorn rises right behind the town and is visible from the mountains. The 360 km trail system connects the two countries and three resort towns. The other side of the Matterhorn is in Italy, and one of the greatest moments in a skier’s life is Theodul Tickets and down the Italian trail system.
New for the 2017 season is the six-seat Hublot-Express lift seats, between the Gornergrat and the Rothorn pistes. Under construction and expected to open for the 2018/19 season is the world’s tallest 3S lift, which will bring 2,000 ski trips per hour to the 3,883 meter height of the Matterhorn glacier.
The free Zermatt Skiguide app
The free Zermatt Skiguide app uses GPS to help skiers navigate between mountain locations, with times and routes adjusted to the user’s ski style, safety concerns, and weather. and forklifts and skid rails are currently open.
In addition to providing skiing and skiing 365 days a year in a postcard setting, Zermatt is famous for its long, skiing trails, with terrain for all skill levels. Start skiing and kids will find non-threatening terrain at Wolli Park, at the top of the Sunnegga mountain railway.
From here, experienced skiers can access gondolas, benches, and cable cars to Rothorn’s trails and snow fields or link up with Gornergrat ski pistes. You can also get to Gornergrat by a covered roof on Riffelberg’s steep climb, where the Riffelhaus 1853 hotel has a restaurant and a terrace, all with great views of Matterhorn.
Children up to nine years are free to ride on the mountain lift, as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a pass for multiple days and a free Wolli Card, valid for one year, allowing guests to use Gornergrat Bahn and free accommodation on some hotels in Zermatt. All skiers pay only for the mountain areas they ski, with Easy SkiCard only charging for field trips.