On the piste, get set, go!
Skiing and snowboarding 365 days a year – something this unique destination, straddling the border between Switzerland and Italy, pulls off with international flair. Come to Zermatt and enjoy Swiss hospitality coupled with Italian lifestyle.
Enjoy the runs on endless pistes with a spectacular backdrop of mountains. At almost 4,000 metres of altitude, Matterhorn ski paradise is the highest winter sports area in the Alps. Apart from guaranteed snow conditions, the region is one of the best-developed and extensive ski resorts anywhere in the world.
Panoramic map Winter
Elevation changes, kilometres skied, lifts used
Follow your personal performance with Skiline
Mit Skiline können Sie Ihre gefahrenen Höhenmeter, Pistenkilometer und Liftfahrten im Matterhorn ski paradise als Höhenmeterdiagramm abrufen und Ihre Abfahrten auswerten. Registrieren Sie sich über die Skiline App für iOS oder Android oder auf www.skiline.cc und holen Sie sich Ihren Skitag als persönliche Leistungskurve in Form eines Höhenmeterdiagramms!
The Skiline app lets you track and evaluate the elevation changes and kilometres of slopes you have covered and the lifts you have used in the Matterhorn ski paradise. Register on the Skiline app for IoS or Android or at www.skiline.cc and access your days’ skiing in the form of a personal performance curve based on an elevation graph.
Show yourself from your best side with a breathtaking mountain landscape as backdrop. Get your souvenir photo at one of the two photopoints on the Rothorn and on Trockener Steg. Just activate the camera with the lift pass – and smile. Within seconds, you’ll find your photo on the Skiline website. Download it for free and send it to your friends by e-mail or post it on Facebook.Details
Matterhorn ski Trophy
Happy hunting! Join the badge hunt in the Matterhorn ski paradise and do battle with other riders chasing the ultimate prize. Among the prizes waiting to be won area week’s skiing holiday in the four-star Hotel Alpenhof, a season ticket for the Matterhorn ski paradise, and many more.Details
Leisurely skiing has its place too
In the Matterhorn ski paradise there are Slow Slopes where beginners and those who like to take it easy can make their descent undisturbed, at their own pace. The pistes are specially marked and everyone using them has to make a slow and carefully controlled descent. Those failing to comply with the rules will have their ski passes withdrawn. The Slow Slopes can be found close to the nursery slopes. They are a joint initiative of Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, the Swiss Accident Insurance Fund (Suva) and the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (bfu)
Summer, sun and skiing fun
365 days' skiing in Europe's highest and biggest glacier ski area
You thought the mountains were taken over by hikers in the summer? Think again! In Europe’s highest and biggest glacier ski area you can ski to your heart’s content even in the summer season. In Zermatt hikers and skiers just share the mountains, it’s as simple as that. That’s because while it’s sunny and warm in the valley and on the Alpine pastures, there is still a glorious wintry scene to enjoy on the Theodul Glacier.
Between Trockener Steg station at 2,929 metres and the Gobba di Rollin, the highest point on the Breithorn plateau at 3,899 metres, lies the summer ski area, with up to 21 kilometres of perfectly maintained slopes and conditions so good that national teams and alpine athletes from all over the world come to Zermatt for summer training.
The Zermatt summer ski area in numbers
- 21 kilometres of pistes
- 14 training runs for 100 teams from 22 nations
- 1 Snow Park
- 68 Zermatt Bergbahnen employees
- 4‘500 piste machine hours and 1‘000 excavator hours to prepare the pistes
Zermatt Summer Snow Park
Freeriders and snowboarders meet up on the Plateau Rosa in the summer – the location of the Zermatt Snow Park, one of the highest freestyle spots in the Alps. The summer park is as high in popularity at it is geographically, with something to suit every freestyler from rookie to professional:
- Beginner slopestyle
- Medium slopestyle
- Triple station
- Rail garden
- Trani-land: Transition park with mini-pipe feature
- Mini shred
Time for a break: You can quickly recharge your batteries at the Shred Café, right by the Snow Park. Sun loungers, warm sunshine and DJ sounds provide a relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy a fortifying snack from the grill, a refreshing drink or a coffee.
Event tip: The annual Spring Sesh in May promises an imaginative set-up with cool side events, tense challenges and trendy music – almost the whole month long. At the same time, visitors to the Park can take advantage of special offers such as discounts of up to 50% on ski passes (when purchased from the web shop).