Intermediate skiers who are comfortable on blue runs and most reds will have a great time exploring the Zermatt ski area.
The Sunnegga area is a great place to start. Nice easy blue runs below Blauherd and down to Findeln will get the day started confidently. The Tuftern red run is a great run to get the turns working on slightly steeper slopes and ends up with a nice journey through the trees.
From the Rothorn cable car, there are a couple of very long red runs which although mainly straightforward, have a couple of steeper / trickier sections.
The Hohtalli cable car accesses one of Zermatt’s gems for intermediate skiers. The White Hare piste is 1100m vertical metres of varied slopes that generally have great snow and never gets too busy.
“Most of the runs in Cervinia are wonderful, wide open motorway style red runs and an intermediates paradise.”
Schwarzsee, Klein Matterhorn and Cervinia
The Schwarzsee area has several great runs for intermediates. The Weisse Perle is a classic red run and the new high-speed Hirli chairlift accesses more fantastic uncrowded slopes.
The red run from the top of the Klein Matterhorn is a fantastic experience and the best way to get over the border to Italy. If you cross the border at Testa Grigia, the amazing Ventina run will take you all the way to the town of Cervinia. Almost 2000 vertical metres of red run goodness! Part way down this run is a left-hand turn to the smaller resort of Val Tournenche. Most of the runs here are wonderful, wide open motorway style red runs and an intermediates paradise.