Matterhorn ski paradise
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 ski runs on endless slopes 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.
FActs & Figures
Which adventures await you in zermatt?
- The ski area Zermatt-Matterhorn (CH) and Breuil-Cervinia (IT) is the highest ski area in the Alps.
- 360 km of pistes divided into 75 km of blue pistes, 220 km of red pistes, 27 km of black pistes and 38 km of yellow freeride pistes. Click here to get to the ski map.
- The ski areas of Zermatt-Matterhorn and Breuil-Cervinia have a total of 52 lifts and 145 pistes.
- There are numerous mountain restaurants & huts for culinary enjoyment.
- For even more fun, there is a snowpark on the Swiss side of the Matterhorn ski paradise with a funslope and also a beginner's park on Sunngga.
- The highest point in the international ski area is at 3'899 m above sea level and the lowest at 1'620 m above sea level.
- The maximum altitude difference is 2'375 m above sea level.
Which easy and slow pistes are there in zermatt?
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 slopes 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 Those failing to comply with the rules will have their ski passes withdrawn.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 ski runs. They are a joint initiative of Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, the Swiss Accident Insurance Fund (Suva) and the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (bfu).
- Piste 5 – Eisfluh
- Piste 6 – Easy run
- Piste 7 – Standard
Matterhorn glacier paradise area
- Piste 56 – Kuhbodmen
- Piste 38 – Rotenboden
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.
Are you ready for the ride of your life? The Swiss Ski Team will even cheer you on. Test your skills on the Swisscom Skimovie course and get it filmed automatically at the same time.
You can then access your video via the Skiline app or www.skiline.cc for free and share it with friends.
The Skimovie course is located on piste 65 (race track). Use of the Skimovie is free of charge with a valid ski pass.
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 Schwarzsee. 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
fun parks for everyone
More than 300 days a year, the Snowpark Zermatt on the Theodul Glacier is the freestyle hotspot. Whether summer or winter, you can prove your skills on the creative setups. From the beginner to the pro line you will find kickers, rails and exciting obstacles in all sizes, lengths and shapes. The youngsters can let off steam on the new Funslope. Find the best line and show what you can do.
Young and old winter sports enthusiasts can look forward to an action-packed and fun downhill run. In the Snowpark Zermatt is a Funslope located, which has a lot to offer for beginners and advanced skiers. Tunnels, hills, small jumps, rapid steep face curves and all kinds of obstacles can be skied on the creative route. So tighten your ski boots and off you go.
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.