Cross-country skiing

Täsch Cross-Country Ski Trail

The 10 km long trail between Täsch and Randa is hugely popular with fans of both classic and skate skiers. There is plenty of varying terrain to discover in the well-groomed Matterhorn trail area.

  • Type Cross-country skiing
  • Difficulty easy
  • Duration 1,00 h
  • Distance 10 km
  • Ascent 164 m
  • Descent 166 m
  • Lowest point 1419 m
  • Highest point 1483 m

Description

The flat terrain of the Täsch valley floor is perfect for beginners and those seeking a gentle cross-country skiing trail. The trail winds its way to the clubhouse at the golf club before heading back to Täsch parallel with the railway line. If you fancy a longer route, there are several options for adding on extra circuits. For example, shortly after the Aparthotel Monte Rosa, you can cross the street; this extra loop heads up to the highest point of the trail in Täsch and includes a thrilling descent. Further along the valley, at the golf club, you can either turn back towards Täsch or cross the Vispa river and do a circuit there.

If you’d like more challenging terrain with ascents and descents, head for the Randa trail.

  • 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).

Täsch trail entrance:

  • Matterhorn Terminal Täsch, north exit
  • Opposite of Taxi Schaller, Täsch
  • Aparthotel Monte Rosa, Täsch

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