Zermatt…Snow sure skiing all winter

It goes without saying that each winter, whichever ski resort you are in there is a hope for plenty of snow, and then a bit more. It’s hard not to have a huge smile on your face when you notice it’s dumping outside and you realise that tomorrow is going to be an epic powder […]

Zermatt for advanced skiers

If you like challenging black runs or want to head further afield off-piste, you’ll love what Zermatt has to offer. Each of the areas has black pistes and even challenging reds to keep the most expert skiers happy. Zermatt also has itinerary (yellow) pistes that are well marked and are opened and closed like normal […]

Mountain Biking in Zermatt

If you are reading this blog, you are probably already aware of how awesome Zermatt is as a ski resort. Mountain biking in Zermatt is pretty rad too! In springtime, as the snow melts, many of your favourite ski runs gradually reveal open meadows and stony scree slopes. Blue slopes become flowing tracks you can […]

Matterhorn photography…taking photos of our famous mountain

The Matterhorn is the world’s most photographed peak! It’s not a fact, I just made that up. But I can’t think of a mountain with such visitor numbers where people spend days skiing, hiking or just using the lift system around it. Surely nobody leaves Zermatt without a whole bunch of Matterhorn photographs? Wherever you […]

Summer hikes in Zermatt

Zermatt is an enormously popular summer hiking destination, with around 400 km of trails. Picturesque lakes, hikes up to the snow line or down in the larch forests, views out to the 4000m peaks that surround this area (all 38 of them), picnic spots and gourmet mountain restaurants are just some of the things you [...]

Zermatt for beginner skiers

For complete beginners, Zermatt is a really good place to start your skiing career.

A useful guide to Zermatt for Intermediate skiers

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Cervinia ski area

ACCESS Take the highest ski lift in Europe right up to the top of the Zermatt ski area, Klein Matterhorn. From here you can ski down the glacier (which is in fact the summer ski area) and either turn back towards Zermatt or head over to the Italian ski resorts of Cervinia and Val Tournanche. […]

Klein Matterhorn and Schwarzsee

Head up the Matterhorn Expresss 8-man gondola to access this side of the mountain. The first stop on the Matterhorn Express is Furi. When Summit instructors meet guests on this side of the mountain we usually suggest meeting at Furi as there are so many options where to go next. From Furi you can head […]

Gornergrat ski area

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