Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Zermatt

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Gornergletscher

Gornergletscher

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Klein Matterhorn

Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt 2

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

The Matterhorn is renowned around the world as a symbol of Switzerland. Directly at the foot of this striking jagged rock there is a marvelous ski resort – the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, home to Europe’s longest piste. It runs from the Klein Matterhorn to the village of Zermatt.

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There is no other mountain railway in Europe that reaches as high as this one – the highest point in the Zermatt skiing area is 3,820 m.a.s.l. Here, right at the foot of the Matterhorn, is where Europe’s longest descent starts. The descent with its incomparable views starts off fairly comfortably on the level Theodul Glacier before reaching a steep slope affording wonderfully wide carving sections as you head for Trockener Steg and Furgg. From there it continues along a black-marked mogul slope to Furi before ending at the edge of the village of Zermatt.

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Starting point: Klein Matterhorn (3820 m a.s.l.)

Accessibility of starting point: mountain train

Destination: Zermatt (1620 m a.s.l.)

Length: 25 km

Altitude difference: 2263 Meter

Level of difficulty: medium (normal slope)

Food and beverages: at the start, on the way and at the end

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