The summer is here and the sun is high in the sky – but up on the Theodul Glacier above Zermatt the conditions are still wintry in the summer months and suitable for skiing, snowboarding and freestyling up to midday. So: rise and shine! Europe’s highest and biggest summer ski resort has up to 21 km of pistes on offer, and freestyle fans needn’t feel left out as the Summer Snowpark Zermatt is one of the highest freestyle arenas in the Alps and one of the region’s best snow parks.
State-of-the-art lifts will take you from Zermatt up to a breath-taking altitude of 3883 metres above sea level. The slopes offer guaranteed snow cover all year round for ski sports at the highest level – it is perfectly possible to find yourself sharing a gondola with famous winter sports stars who are also drawn to the perfectly groomed pistes, super-fast runs and sticky descents. Zermatt is the place to rub shoulders with the stars: over one hundred teams from 22 nations hone their skills on the Theodul Glacier in preparation for the winter season.
Summer skiers have to be early risers, as the slopes are best enjoyed in the morning when the sun is not so strong. And the early start means that the afternoons are free, giving you a chance to pull on your hiking boots or relax on the terrace and top up your tan. Summer skiing on the glacier is a one-off experience that everyone should enjoy. The sports shops and ski schools in Zermatt are open in the summer to provide the necessary equipment and teaching so there’s really nothing to stop you from enjoying snow sports in the summertime.
Es ist für mich immer eine Freude, nach Zermatt anzureisen! An 365 Tagen im Jahr habe ich die Möglichkeit, perfekte Schneebedingungen zum Trainieren vorzufinden!Lara Gut, Schweizer Skirennfahrerin