There is no other mountain railway in Europe that reaches as high as this one – the highest point in the Zermatt skiing area is 3,883 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.
Starting point: Matterhorn (3883 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