Ski tours

Whether it’s the tranquillity of nature or the feeling of freedom skiing downhill through powder snow, ski tours have a special appeal. However, there are some rules to observe.

Two ski tourers in the snow, surrounded by the peace of boundless nature, the meditative swish of the skins in the snow the only sound to be heard. The Zermatt – Matterhorn destination offers a wide range of ski tours, including tours over glaciers and combined tours, where you leave your skis at a ski depot and climb the rest of the route.

The tours all have one thing in common – the reward at the end of the ascent. Down pristine slopes through the powder snow, back into the valley – accompanied by a feeling of freedom.

To help everyone have the best possible adventure, there are some rules to observe:

  • Always go with a mountain guide on a tour
  • Stay up-to-date with the weather and avalanche status: Snow Report 
    More information is available in the Swiss avalanche bulletins (
  • Always maintain visual contact with accompanying persons
  • Use key sections and extremely steep slopes individually
  • Never go into a wild game protection zone (these are marked and one will be fined)
  • Always switch the avalanche transceiver (LVS device) unit to transmission
  • Always carry a shovel and a probe
  • Pay close attention to daily atmospheric warming and continually re-evaluate the situation
  • “Be searchable”. Equip yourself with an additional RECCO rescue reflector*. Whether summer or winter. Available in our Online-Shop or our information desk * The additional reflector does not replace an avalanche beacon