Täsch cross-country ski trail Cross-country skiing

The 15 km of cross-country ski trails between Täsch and Randa, both classic-style and skating-style, are highly popular. The well-prepared circuits of the Matterhorn trail enable skiers to explore a variety of terrain.

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he terrain in the valley floor around Täsch is largely flat. Skiers seeking a more technical challenge with the odd descent should skate towards Randa. This boosts fitness and technical ability and helps build muscle strength.
  • The trail in Täsch can be reached from Zermatt in 12 minutes by train
  • Two levels of difficulty: A (towards Täsch) and B (parts around Randa)
  • Changing rooms and WCs at the Matterhorn Terminal in Täsch
  • Equipment available from nearby sports shops
  • Cross-country ski pass available
  • By the Matterhorn Terminal (north side, opposite Taxi Schaller) and north exit of the Matterhorn Terminal
  • By the Aparthotel Monte Rosa

Above the main road, the trail is graded as difficult; elsewhere easy.

In all, Täsch and Randa have 15 km of skating-style and 10 km of classic-style trails.

We recommend:
  • Cross-country skis and poles
  • Suitable cross-country ski boots
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (waterproof, windproof and breathable)
  • Hat or headband plus gloves and sunglasses
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre near Täsch station.
  • Please be considerate to other cross-country skiers.
  • Walkers are not permitted on the cross-country ski trails.
  • Observe all signposting and directions.
  • When overtaking another cross-country skier, keep poles close to body to avoid injury.
  • On descents, maintain adequate distance from the cross-country skier ahead, and always adapt speed to conditions.
  • If you wish to pause along a trail or if you fall, vacate the tracks as quickly as possible.
The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.
Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.
The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley. By train to Täsch: less than 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Täsch.
A cross-country ski pamphlet with descriptions of the various routes and additional useful information is available from the guest information centre near Täsch station, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.

Map and arrival

Status of the tour:





Difficulty easy
Distance 10 km
Ascent 260 m
Descent 261 m
Duration 0,52 h
Lowest point 1418 m
Highest point 1485 m

Starting point of the tour:

Täsch (1'450 m)

Destination of the tour:

Täsch (1'450 m)


  • Nice views
  • Round tour
  • With refreshment stops


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