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Trail running | hard
This race pushes the fittest and toughest endurance athletes to the limit: 46 km long, 3,600 vertical metres of ascent and descent, and plenty of challenging terrain. A contest without mercy for diehard runners.
Hiking trail | medium
The Naturweg (Nature Path) is a treat for body and soul. At first it leads through a forest with ancient Swiss stone pine trees, before entering the bare landscape left by the retreating Findel Glacier. Here, the sweeping views extend all the way to the Matterhorn.
Hiking trail | easy
The panorama reflects the topography: the valley floor is deep, the mountains all around extremely high. The views of the Breithorn and Klein Matterhorn are enchanting. A good opportunity to observe the mountain forest close up.
Theme trail | hard
It’s not every day that walkers have the chance to tackle the highest hiking trail in Europe (3,415 m). The view of 38 mountains above 4,000 metres is dramatic and inspiring. Along the way, sculptures invite hikers to engage in philosophical contemplation of the mountains all around.
Back-country skiing | hard
The Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG) is one of the cult events in the ski mountaineering calendar. The course leads from Zermatt via Arolla to Verbier, and represents a sporting tour de force for participating teams. The contest takes place every other year, in even-numbered years: 2014, 2016 and so on.
Mountainbiking | hard
Zermatt’s bike trails lead through meadows and forests, over gravel and stones, past lakes, always on alpine terrain. If Zermatt is the dream destination for mountain bikers, the ultimate contest is the Perskindol Swiss Epic, which takes places in the Valais Alps. 2016 with start in Zermatt.
Back-country skiing | medium
This ski tour is suited for beginners and skiing pleasure-seekers. However, it has to do with a prestigious form of this sport: skiing away from the prepared slopes and far away from the pistes. Therefore, a mastery of parallel ski turns in every type of snow is a precondition.
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