Cross-country skiing

Randa Cross-Country Ski Trail

If Täsch is the trail for gentle cross-country skiing, then Randa is the choice for a more athletic challenge. The groomed terrain is slightly hilly and requires fitness and skill.

  • Type Cross-country skiing
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 0,45 h
  • Distance 4,8 km
  • Ascent 208 m
  • Descent 208 m
  • Lowest point 1409 m
  • Highest point 1489 m

Description

The terrain in the valley floor in Randa is not as flat as Täsch. If you’re seeking a technical challenge, then Randa is the right place. The cross-country skiing trail – for both classic and skate skiing – is bristling with tricky ascents and thrilling descents and requires fitness, technical ability and muscle strength.

The majority of the Randa trail winds through snowy woodland. The highest point of the trail is reached after around 1.5 kilometres and is followed by the first exciting descent, past Camping Attermenzen and back towards Randa. The trail topography here is also hilly and you need all your concentration to ensure you don't end up falling in the snow on the short descents.

If you’d prefer less challenging terrain, head for the easier trail in Täsch.

  • Depending on the snow conditions, the Täsch and Randa trails are linked together.
  • The trail in Täsch can be reached from Zermatt in 12 mintues by rail.
  • There are two difficulty levels: easy (Täsch) and medium (some of the Randa trail)
  • Changing facilities, lockers and toilets are available in the Matterhorn Terminal Täsch.
  • Equipment can be hired in Alpini Sport (Täsch).

Randa trail entrance:

  • Clubhouse Golf club, Randa
  • Camping Attermenzen, Randa
  • At Moos, Randa village

There are 15 km of trails between Täsch and Randa (for classic and skating skiing).

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
  • Food and drinks

The cross-country skiing trails are particularly beautiful when there’s fresh snow glistening on the trees, making a true fairytale winter landscape.

  • 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.

Map and arrival