360 kilometres of perfectly prepared pistes at the internaional ski area of

Matterhorn ski paradise

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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.

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.

Photopoints

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.

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Off-Piste Adventures

Freeriding in Zermatt

Stand on the summit early in the morning, let your gaze wander over the untouched piste and plunge into the freeride adventure. The ultimate feeling of freedom can be found in Zermatt on 36km of marked freeride pistes. In the areas of Rothorn, Stockhorn and Schwarzsee, the absolute powder snow experience is guaranteed without exposing you to the danger of avalanches. The downhill routes are secured against all alpine dangers and thus offer even inexperienced off-piste skiers the perfect setup for learning the art of freeriding.

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SLOW sLOPES

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)

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Rothorn area

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

Gornergrat area

  • Piste 38 – Rotenboden

Matterhorn glacier paradise area

  • Piste 56 – Kuhbodmen

Matterhorn ski paradise

Parks for adults and children

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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Snowpark Zermatt

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.

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Funslope at Snowpark Zermatt

Starting this winter season, young and old winter sports enthusiasts can look forward to an action-packed and fun new downhill run. In the Snowpark Zermatt a Funslope will be created, 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.

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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
Summer ski area