For many winter sports enthusiasts, freeriding means enjoying unlimited freedom in fresh snow away from the marked pistes. But as the fun factor increases, so do the risks involved. Going off-piste means leaving the safe, groomed slopes and being exposed to all the dangers of the Alpine terrain.
However, the Matterhorn ski paradise can offer its freeriders 36 kilometres of pistes which are not groomed, but have still been secured against hazards. The majority of these slopes, which are marked yellow, are in the Rothorn and Stockhorn areas.
We urge all snow sports enthusiasts who intend to go off-piste to follow these Freeriding Guidelines:
Further important information about freeriding can be found on the website of the Institute of Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF).