Skiing and snowboarding the whole year round, with 365 days of snow – you can only find this in Zermatt. As the highest altitude, largest and most efficiently developed snow sport location in the Alps, Zermatt offers an absolute snow guarantee.
Why not start your day on skis a little earlier, and enjoy the untouched snow between Trockener Steg and Furi? You go to the ski area before the start of the timetable and try out your first curves of the morning.
Unprepared powder snow slopes are the El Dorado for expert skiers and snowboarders. 38 kilometres of yellow pistes that are not really pistes at all, made accessible by ski lifts and carefully marked to withstand avalanches.
It is the dream of every ski or snowboard maniac: just once, to ski on an untouched powder snow slope. And, suddenly, you're right at the centre of things. There are excellent options for heli-skiing and heli-boarding around Zermatt.
Are you looking for airtime, smooth transitions, easy slides or hard rails? Then you're almost on the right track, and just need to follow it to find us in Zermatt. There, almost all the year round, you will find a varied and creative snow park that has something to offer for all levels of skill, and a super-pipe in which both young and old, hobby riders and pro's can have lots of fun!
Ski touring is the uncrowned elite discipline among high alpine winter sports and provides unforgettable natural experiences. Until well into May, before the snow starts to melt, you can fasten your touring skis to your feet and,
Imagine sleeping in an igloo. Or building an igloo. There is hardly any other form of housing that is linked with more romantic ideas. The igloo village is located between the Riffelberg and Gornergrat – with a bar, standard and romantic igloos and a wide range of opportunities. Snowshoe hiking by night, a fondue party, hot and ice-cold wellness. To simply live and dream like the Eskimos.
In Zermatt, more than 60 % of all the pistes are covered with artificial snow or are situated on glaciers. How does the artificial snow system work? How much water and energy are required and where does all the water come from? You will find answers to these and other questions on a guided tour of the Zermatt artificial snow system. A look behind the scenes is always worthwhile and provides some interesting figures.