The skiing area of Zermatt
into three parts with very different characteristics. The different parts are:
The area above Trockener Steg
is dedicated to skiing in summertime as it covers the Theodul-Glacier
. And like
most of these areas it is rather boaring. If you have once taken all the pictures you can take at an altitude of 3880 m, you can
stop going there. In certain places the glacier is so flat that you are condemned to walk if you have to face head winds.
Rothorn (Sunnegga) - Gornergrat (Hohtälli, Stockhorn) - Klein Matterhorn/Schwarzsee
Source of graphics: OSM data. Lifts, slopes and helicopter flight from GPS recording.
For too long a time, between the skiing areas of Klein Matterhorn
there was a connection but in one direction. Aiming towards the glacier is easily done following the downhill slopes towards Furi.
From Klein Matterhorn
towards Stockhorn you had to run down to Zermatt to catch the train to Gornergrat
Today the cabins from Furri to Riffelberg take you the other way round. If not for Momatt
slope from Furgg
is the most interesting run of the Matterhorn
area, anyway. So
you are well advised to start at Klein Matterhorn in the very morning changing towards Riffelberg before noon.
Sometimes Zermatt adds the length of the
slopes to the total amount of slope kilometers. However, skiing the
This is not only unfair - it is absolutely not necessary. Although the Trois
offer three fold the
of slopes, Zermatt has qualities that compensate for many of the
kilometers - some call it flair