Zermatt is a great place to ski off piste. We have plenty of slopes that aren’t continually flattened by the grooming machines, and we’d love to introduce you to the thrill of skiing off piste.
Take an off piste instructor and work on your off piste technique, learn how to use avalanche safety equipment and be able to head away from the crowds. With terrain from easy to challenging there is something for everyone.
• Make sure you ask for an instructor with the kantonal permission to teach off piste.
• You should be able to confidently ski all grades of prepared pistes before heading into the variable snow.
• Every member of the group should be equipped with an avalanche transceiver. Your instructor can show you how these work at the start of the day.
• It is your responsibility to ensure you have medical insurance that covers you while skiing off piste.