Matterhorn Ultraks Trail "VZS"Trail running

This course represents a thrilling challenge for super-fit runners: 2.5 km long, 655 vertical metres and some tricky terrain. A race for hardened athletes who nonetheless prefer to take care of their joints.

Best season

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The Matterhorn Ultraks Trail races have taken place every August since 2012. The routes are devised so that non-runners also enjoy an impressive spectacle and can cheer on the competitors.

The VZS course (standing for "Vertical Zermatt - Sunnegga") leads as the name already says from Zermatt up Sunnegga. Whoever reaches the summit is guaranteed a loud cheer!

  • For spectators: exciting viewpoint at Sunnegga
  • For spectators: the cable card leading to the finish line at the summit
  • Option to help as a volunteer

Zermatt - Sunnegga

Distance: 2.5km

D+ 655 and D- 0

No compulsory equipment specifications are set by the organising committee.


  • Suitable footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof and long-sleeved shirt)
  • Mobile phone
  • Survival blanket

Refreshment stations are located along the route.

For runners: the earlier competitors register, the lower the fee.

For spectators: packages for friends of runners.

Please observe the Rules & Regulations of the Matterhorn Ultraks.

Map and arrival