A tour for active and athletic skiers, touring skiers and adventure seeking fans. The La Traversata “traverses” a via ferrata – fixed-cable route – and lets freeriders get their money’s worth.
- Type Fixed rope route
- Difficulty medium
- Duration 2,00 h
- Distance 2,1 km
- Ascent 314 m
- Descent 158 m
- Lowest point 3327 m
- Highest point 3500 m
From the Furggsattel mountain station by foot on touring skis for one hour to the entry climb into the via ferrata. In a further hour along a rocky ridge with skis strapped to the backpack until the Furggen mountain station is reached. Finally, a freeride downhill to Cervinia in Italy.
For this tour, it is recommended to book a mountain guide familiar with this route.
- Ski touring equipment: touring ski-boots, touring skis with touring bindings, ski poles, skins, crampons
Backpack (skis must be strapped for carrying)
- Climbing harness ...
- Avalanche transeiver
- Shovel, probe
- Warm weatherproof clothing
- Warm gloves and warm hat
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Warm drinks
- Snack (high energy foods such as chocolate, dried fruit etc.)
If you need to hire any of the required equipment below, you can do so in a sports store in Zermatt.
Important! Requirement: very good skiing skills and abilities, ski touring experience, surefooted with no fear of heights
This tour is also possible in summer but initial access route takes a bit longer.
The historically important Furggen mountain station was a pioneering effort of the tourism visionaries from Breuil/Cervinia in Italy. It was used as the mountain station for a cable car lift well into the 1990s.
- Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
- Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
- Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
- Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
- It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
- Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
- Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.