All the Skiing Area in a Day (Slopes and Lifts have changed by now)
2002: My son, nearly twelve years of age, has decided to do the whole skiing area of Zermatt in just one day. In the end, we have about twenty minutes of spare time left, i.e. before the last gondola leaves for Klein Matterhorn. We realize that we have done exactly 40 miles and nearly 40000 feet in altitude. And we did almost everything very characteristic: The Nationale at Rothorn, Stockhorn, Triftji, the Matterhornpiste, Weiße Perle and the 2200 meters in altitude from Klein Matterhorn down to Zermatt. The length of the slopes were measured four years later by GPS recording. Click on the symbol to read the distances.
Left: A foto taken by a friend when riding on the
gondola from Gant upto Hohtälli.
The trip covers all degrees of difficulties. So it is not made for
not familiar with mogul slopes. The trip was made by snowboard,
so skiers might even extend the trip, if they can. We go at a steady
speed; there is hardly any skier fast enough to overtake us - in the long run.
*As a trip around Zermatt was only possible clockwise that days, the tour starts at half past eight at the Sunnegga station. We have a kind of lunch in one of the trains of the Gornergratbahn between Riffelalp and the terminus. This means 30 minutes for bread and water (and sweets) from the backpack.
The Trip in detail
|2b||Standard A to Patrullarve||
|1a||Nationale to Patrullarve||
|4||Tuftern to Patrullarve||
|26||Schneehuhn to Kumme||
|22a||Kumme to Kumme||
|27||Downhill to Kumme||
|23||Fluhalp to Gant||
|6a+7||Stockhorn (mogul slope) to Triftji lift||
|7+7c||Triftji (mogul slope) and Grieschumme to Gant||
|8b+9b||White Hare and Balmbrunnen to Riffelalp||
|G||Gornergratbahn to Gornergrat|
|9g+11a,c-e||Riffelhorn, Riffelbord, Riffelalp,... to Furi||
|15||Weiße Perle to Furi||
|20b||Matterhornpiste to Furgg||
|17a||Garten (mogul slope) to Furgg||
|20a||Down to Trockener Steg||
|U||Trockener Steg-Klein Matterhorn|
|33-35+39+40||Kl. Matterhorn, Plateau Rosa, Führerpiste, Gandegg,|
|18+16+16a||Standard, Furgg-Furi, Furi-Zermatt to Zermatt||
|The numbers of slopes and cable cars changed recently an are
valid for the season 2001/02 only. Click her for numbers valid for the