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The Matterhorn ski safari: the ultimate challenge

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The ski area Cervinia-Valtournenche wirll remain closed until further notice. For this reason, it is currently not possible to complete the Matterhorn ski safari.

Have you ever covered 10'000 metres of elevation change in a single day’s skiing before? No? Well, now’s the time to try – take the challenge on the Matterhorn ski safari. The good news is that there’s no opponent: just you, your skis, Zermatt Bergbahnen and the perfectly groomed slopes.

You can use the ski safari function in the Skiguide Zermatt app to keep a record of the lifts and trains you have used.

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Silver or Gold?

The rules are simple: you don't use a lift or a cable car twice and you don't ski a piste twice. The route: You start at the Rothorn. The route continues via Riffelberg, the Theodulgletscher on Trockener Steg and on to the Matterhorn glacier paradise. Those who complete the supreme discipline ski to Breuil-Cervinia and Testa Grigia. In the evening, the trail leads back to Zermatt via Stafelalp.

You only have to decide between silver or gold. The difference: with the Matterhorn ski safari Gold, the altitude meter counter rises to 12'500. You leave Swiss soil and collect 2'000 additional altitude meters on the pistes of beautiful Italy. In addition to 24 lifts and cable cars in the Silver category, there are five more. Sounds like a record? It is!


With the Skiline app you can display a graph on your smartphone screen that shows the elevation changes covered in your perfect days’ skiing. 

Matterhorn ski safari 12'500

Take on the ultimate sports challenge and master 12'500 vertical meters on pistes in Switzerland and Italy.


Matterhorn ski safari 10'500

Master 10'500 vertical meters in the Matterhorn ski pardise. The safari leads you from the Rothorn area over Gornergrat all the way to the matterhorn glacier paradise.