Frau mit pinker Jacke fährt den Furggsattel hinunter, im Hintergrund das Matterhorn | © Michi Portmann Frau mit pinker Jacke fährt den Furggsattel hinunter, im Hintergrund das Matterhorn | © Michi Portmann

Ski testing at the highest level

Matterhorn Testcenter

The Matterhorn Test Centre is testament to Zermatt Bergbahnen’s passion and support for winter sports. The Zermatt ski test offers a premium selection of equipment right beside the perfectly groomed pistes.

The modern facility and the wide choice of brands makes the Matterhorn Test Centre unique. From the latest ski models for the coming season and a high-tech grinder for perfect edges and surfaces, through to the history of skiing and the Stöckli brand, a visit to the new Matterhorn Test Centre on Trockener Steg is sure to be a fascinating experience for anyone with an interest in winter sports.

skitest zermatt

The ski test on the Theodul Glacier in Zermatt is surely one of the finest experiences to be had high up in the Alps. The Matterhorn Test Centre offers visitors the opportunity to try out the latest models of ski from 18 different brands in a unique setting. A ski-in ski-out experience in a class of its own!

  • 18 October 2024 - 01 December 2024
  • Ski test registration is via the provider
  • Ski passes can be booked online

The accommodation on offer in Zermatt is legendary – hotels famed for their character, charm, tradition and hospitality, chalets and holiday apartments catering for all requirements. You can find out more about the wide range of accommodation available here.

Another option is the ski test package from Zermatt Tourism.

Stöckli Skitest 

Stöckli skis are unique pieces crafted from the highest quality materials such as wood, bamboo or carbon fibre. If you are interested in finding out how Stöckli skis are made, you can visit the Stöckli works in Malter near Lucerne for a fascinating look behind the scenes. Further details about the workshop tours can be found here.

Over a period of two days, the latest models from the Stöckli ski range can be tested at the foot of the Matterhorn. Choose your preferred arrival date between 12 November and 19 December 2023, select from the choice of three Stöckli partner hotels and choose half board or breakfast only.

The Stöckli test centre is open from the end of October to the end of April. You just have to bring your own boots and poles. Did you like a particular model? It can be purchased directly from Bayard Sport, the official sales outlet in Zermatt, or any of the other Stöckli outlets throughout Switzerland.


  • You can swap skis for testing as often as you wish from/to Trockener Steg.
  • Only bookable in conjunction with a valid ski pass.
  • This offer can be booked online or directly on location.

Seasonal offer:

  • CHF 39.00* for 1/2 day
  • CHF 59.00* for 1 day
  • CHF 118.00* for 2 days

2023/24 season opening hours::
21. Ocotber 2023 – 28. April 2024 daily open:

  • 9 am - 3:30pm (21 October 2023 – 02 February 2024)
  • 9 am- 4 pm (03 February 2024 – 28 April 2024)


Frank Ludwig, Centerleiter
Tel: +41 41 492 62 55

Groups and teams

The modern premises with the Matterhorn as an impressive backdrop are more than simply a venue for testing the latest skis. From January to September, the main room which hosts the official ski test from October to November can also be used for all kinds of events, meetings and courses. Depending on the seating plan, up to 460 participants can enjoy a unique experience including views of the Matterhorn. With a floor space of 460 m2, it is the largest room in Zermatt. Further details about the conference room can be found here.