Matterhorn Ultraks SkiAlp "3K"Back-country skiing

The 3K ski touring race is for highly trained athletes. The course leads over 22.5 km and high point is the Oberrothorn on 3'414 m.

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The Matterhorn Ultraks SkiAlp ski touring races launched in February 2013 and take place in Zermatt every other year, in odd-numbered years. The event alternates with the Patrouille des Glaciers.

The 3K course is without doubt the finest experience the Matterhorn Ultraks SkiAlp has to offer. Highlight of this demanding course is the Oberrothorn.

  • For spectators: exciting section by the Unterrothorn
  • For spectators: lift-pass package for friends of competitors
  • Route changes possible according to weather and snow conditions
Zermatt - Tufteren - Ritzengrat - Unterrothorn - Furggji - Gebiet Sommertschuggen - Oberrothorn - Tufternkumme - Zermatt

 Distance: 22.5 km

 D+ 2,930 and D- 2,930
Please observe the Compulsory equipment requirements in the Rules & Regulations of the Matterhorn Ultraks (Point 6).

Refreshment stations are located along the route.
Please observe the Rules & Regulations of the Matterhorn Ultraks.

Important! This is a demanding ski tour in the high mountains. Previous experience of ski touring in alpine conditions is essential!

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Difficulty hard
Distance 22,5 km
Ascent 2930 m
Descent 2930 m
Duration 5,30 h
Lowest point 1620 m
Highest point 3414 m

Starting point of the tour:

Zermatt (1'620 m)

Destination of the tour:

Zermatt (1'620 m)


  • Nice views
  • Geological highlights
  • Summit tour
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
  • Altitude ski tour
  • Clear area


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