The ski area in Zermatt, called Matterhorn Ski Paradise, offers up to 360 km of groomed slopes. Even though you can’t really to anything wrong with where ever you go, we do have our favorite runs. We’d love to share them with you including some secret tips what to see and to do along the way.
In Switzerland the slopes are divided into three or rather four categories. From blue, which are the easiest, over red to black runs they get harder and harder. The fourth color is yellow and describes the so called off piste runs which are safe to ski avalanche risk wise but are not groomed.
Run number 9 is what we would call the perfect red slope. It offers different faces that vary in their width as well as in their steepness. You can adapt your ski style from short turns to carving turns and back along the way. And not to forget: at the end you jump on the Kumme gondola which brings you directly up to Rothorn from where you can make your way over to our next highlight.
This is an early morning treat! Make your way up to Hohtälli and then enjoy 1600 vertical meters of downhill skiing without interruption. One red slopes follows the other and your heart will skip a beat out of joy. All along the way you have the Matterhorn in front of you and not leaving your side. If you need a break in between, don’t miss a stop at the unique igloo village at Riffelberg!
Over 20km of undisturbed downhill fun in bella Italia! Keep going left and you will end up in this, often less busy, corner of the ski area where you can find red and blue slopes. The highlight: shortly before arriving at the bottom in Valtournenche have a look to your right and stop and one of our favorite restaurants of the Italian part of the ski resort: the restaurant Foyer des Guides.
Can you hear it? Italy is calling! Put your carving skis (or snowboard) on and enjoy the beauty of the wide Italian slopes. Red slopes all the way down will make your legs burn and your soul smile. Sunny terraces along the way invite you to stop for a yummy lunch or a refreshing drink. Skiing has never been so beautiful.