Zermatt Piste Map
Try the natural half pipe near the igloo village on the Gonergrat, next to blue piste 36.
The Matterhorn Ski Paradise covers an area from the Rothorn Ski Paradise (3103m) and the Gornergrat Ski Paradise (3089m) to the Matterhorn Glacier Ski Paradise, Klein Matterhorn (3883m)) and the Schwarzsee Ski Paradise (2583 m). It connects from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise to Breuil-Cervinia / Valtournenche and Val d'Aoste.
Zermatt's slopes divide naturally into four areas;
- Rothorn Ski Paradise (3103m)
- Gornergrat Ski Paradise (2586m)
- Matterhorn Glacier Ski Paradise - Klein Matterhorn (3883m)
- Schwarzsee Ski Paradise (2583 m)
Access to the Rothorn Ski Paradisebarea, the main nursery (just below Sunnegga) and the free-ride Stockhorn area, is via an underground funicular to Sunnegga, from Rothorn Paradise resort station, not far from the centre of Zermatt.
The Gornergrat Ski Paradise area is accessed from Zermatt by a 30 minutes cog railway train journey, for the best views get a seat on the right-hand side of the train. The 8am train will get you to the top with the lifties and give you the slopes, almost, to yourselves, at least for a while.
The Matterhorn Express Gondola takes skiers from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise resort station first to Furi, where you can change to another gondola to go to the Schwarzsee Ski Paradise or take the cable car to Trockner Steg. From Trockner Steg another cable car makes the spectacular ascent to Klien Matterhorn and the Matterhorn Glacier Ski Paradise, or a couple of chair lifts to reach Testa Grinia, both of which connect with Breuil-Cervinia / Valtournenche (Italy).
On arrival at the Klien Matterhorn, you walk through a long tunnel, to reach the highest piste in Europe, there is also a restaurant and hostel.
The electrically-powered buses serve all 3 resort stations. The bus service is included in the ski-pass .
Disadvantages To Skiing Zermatt
- The Kien Matterhorn cable car often has queues of upto an hour.
- The Trockener Steg is prone to closure in high winds.
- The top section of the piste from Hohtälli is a narrow red and can get dangerously busy.
Pistes (Matterhorn ski paradise)
Zermatt, Cervinia and Valtournenche: 313 km of marked pistes
Zermatt: 183 km of marked pistes:
29 km easy / blue pistes
107 km intermediate / red pistes
9 km steep / black pistes
38 km unprepared (freeride) / yellow pistes.
1 underground funicular (Zermatt - Sunnegga paradise)
1 cog-railway (Zermatt-Gornergrat)
Air Zermatt offers 10 runs in open country, such as: The Monte Rosa, which starts at 4,200m, is a 16km descent, dropping 2,600m and costing CHF 380.
Tel: +41 (0) 27 966 24 60.
The Zermatt Theodul Glacier offers 20 km of pistes for summer skiing.