Zermatt is often overlooked when it comes to beginner skiers and snowboarders. While there are easier resorts to learn in, Zermatt has improved greatly over the last 10 years and has some real plus points.
We use the main resort beginners area, called the Wolli Park. It is at the top of the Sunnegga Express, so as a beginner in Zermatt you really get to appreciate the feeling of being up the mountain and not stuck in the town. There is a great range of magic carpets to get you from your first slide to your first turns. From here we have a couple of blue runs down through the little hamlet of Findeln (which is also home to some of Zermatt’s most famous restaurants.) before heading up to Blauherd for some steeper blues.
As a beginner in Zermatt it is also worth checking out the Wolli-pass. It costs 53chf per day (vs 68.50chf for the full International ski pass) and it gives you access to the Sunnegga Express, the Leisee shuttle (to the Wolli park) and also the Findeln and Eisfluh chairlifts (easy blue runs).
Our Summit Group Lessons start over on the Sunnegga side at the beginning of the week, so that you can use the Wolli park and those easy blue runs in your first few day. From Wednesday we then head over to Furi where we can access the cruisy blues on Gornergrat or head up to the wide motorway pistes on the glacier.
Here’s a quick intro to the Wolli Park we made