360 kilometres of perfectly prepared pistes with guaranteed snow await you in the Matterhorn ski paradise

On the piste, get set, go!

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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.

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

To the summer ski area

Zermatt Summer Snow Park

Freeskiers 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
  • ProLine
  • 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).

To the Snowpark


5 reasons to go summer skiing in Zermatt

1. High-alpine skiing on the glacier

– not something you can do every day! It’s what makes summer skiing on the Theodul Glacier the perfect activity for anyone in search of that special experience.

2. Summer skiing is sunny skiing

The Matterhorn glacier paradise enjoys over 2,500 hours of sunshine per year, making it the “sun lounge of Switzerland”. What does that mean for visitors? They get the bonus of a healthy tan, an endorphin boost and a shot of the “sunshine” vitamin D – all at no extra charge!

3.Summer skiers are early risers

You need to be up nice and early to make the most of your days’ skiing in the summer, as the slopes are only open until midday. Early birds have a clear advantage, in other words: the pistes are untouched, the snow is really grippy – and the Matterhorn shows off its chocolate-box side in the morning sun. At lunchtime you can enjoy a sumptuous meal on the terrace of one of the mountain restaurants, and in the afternoon there’s still time to swap your skis for hiking boots and explore the mountains on foot.

4. Celebrity alert!

In summer the number of celebrities in and around Zermatt is particularly high. You may well find yourself sharing a gondola with a genuine star from the world of winter sports, as many top athletes from all over the world come to the Theodul Glacier for summer training in preparation for their Alpine competitions in the winter season.

5. Snow Park - open in summer

With its imaginative layout and high-Alpine location, Zermatt Snow Park is a favourite meeting place for freestylers from all over the world. 

Elevation changes, kilometres skied, lifts used

Follow your personal performance with Skiline

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.

Ski movie

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.


Wolli park for beginners, Sunnegga

Snow bunnies of all ages can practise to their hearts’ content in the Wolli park for beginners at Leisee in Sunnegga. The park is easy to reach on the self-service Leisee Shuttle. It is a sunny spot, protected from the wind, and has three magic carpets (snow conveyors), two cord lifts (beginners’ lifts) and a range of play equipment waiting to provide diversion and fun with a variety of snow sports.

Tip: Zermatt Bergbahnen AG has a special ski pass for anyone wishing to learn to ski at Wolli’s Beginners Park and on the surrounding blue runs – the Beginners ski pass.

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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)

Discover our Slow Slopes in the Matterhorn ski paradise

Rothorn area

  • Piste 5 – Eisfluh
  • Piste 6 – Easy run
  • Piste 7 – Standard

Gornergrat area

  • Piste 38 – Rotenboden

Matterhorn glacier paradise area

  • Piste 56 – Kuhbodmen