Matterhorn Ski Paradise-Switzerland
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
The Matterhorn Ski Paradise is one of the highest and largest ski resorts present in the Alps with around 4000 meters of elevation. The fantastic view of the resort forms one in a million images at the back of your head. It stretches across two countries and provides optimal well-maintained slopes all over the place.
The good news is that it is never too late to be here. It is up with the snow sure mountains all the time of the year. Ski lovers, free riders and snow lovers as well keep visiting this place round the year.
Ways To Reach Matterhorn Ski Paradise-
The ski destination can be reached using a car, a train or a flight.
To reach by road, you have an option of 2 routes. The roads are well-maintained and run along properly built side roads. Large free of charge parking spaces is available at the destinations. The routes are considered ideal for day time visitors. Snow chains may be occasionally required. Road closure due to avalanches is unlikely. The Furka Pass and the Oberalp Pass are closed in the Winter.
• Access via A9 Autoroute du Rhône and exit at the end of Autoroute near Sierre. It is 56 kilometers (34.7 miles) far and takes approximately 59 minutes of driving time.
• Access via Autobahn A5 Turin-Aosta and exit at Ausfahrt Châtillon/Saint-Vincent. It is 21 kilometers (13 miles) far and takes approximately 31 minutes of driving time.
Availability of regular buses provides easy access to the ski resort. A large network of buses existing makes the entire resort is accessible at affordable prices. Electric buses and taxis can be found running in Zermatt.
The villages are actually traffic free. Good news being, it is accessible with the Matterhorn Gotthard Train. The direct station being Zermett, it would be rather practical to leave the car at home and prefer the train. Ski buses can be found to transport guests to the ski resort easily.
As to planes, there are 6 nearby airports to this ski resort. Airport Bern is 133 kilometers (82.6 miles) away and takes approximately 2 hours 36 minutes of driving time. Airport Basel is 232 kilometers (144.1 miles) away and takes approximately 3 hours 16 minutes of driving time. Airport Geneva is no further being 238 kilometers (147.8 miles) away and takes approximately 2 hours 52 minutes of driving time. Airport Milano is 182 kilometers (113 miles) away and takes approximately 2 hours 8 minutes of driving time. Airport Zurich is 258 kilometers (160.3 miles) away and takes approximately 3 hours 39 minutes of driving time. Airport Torino being the nearest is 120 kilometers (74.5 miles) away and takes approximately 1 hour 34 minutes of driving time.
Availability of lifts
The elevation goes from 1562 meters / 5124.6 feet to 3899 meters / 12791.9 feet. 53 ski lifts are available, distributed into 1 cog railway, 2 funiculars, 8 reversible ropeways, 8gondola lifts, 1 combined installation of both reversible ropeway and gondola lift, 22 chairlifts, 11platter/button lifts. All of these lifts together carry 93464 passengers in an hour’s time. The total length makes 88.6kilometers / 55miles. The following information tells everything about the lifts available here. Both the Swiss and the Italian sides have the most modern featured lifts.
o One cog railway.
o One200 people’s funicular.
o One 8 people’s funicular.
o One 150 people’s reversible ropeway.
o Three 125 people’s reversible ropeway.
o One 100 people’s reversible ropeway.
o Two 85 people’s reversible ropeway.
o One 60 people’s reversible ropeway.
o Two 12 people’s gondola lift.
o Five 8 people’s gondola lift.
o One 6 people’s gondola lift.
o One combined installation of 6 people’s chair and 8 people’s gondola.
o Two 6 people’s high-speed chairlift with bubble and seat heating.
o Five 6 people’s high-speed chairlift with bubble.
o Four4 people’s high-speed chairlift with bubble.
o Three 4 people’s high-speed chairlift.
o Three 4 people’s fixed-grip chairlift.
o One 3 people’s high-speed chairlift.
o Two 3 people’s fixed-grip chairlift.
o Two 2 people’s fixed-grip chairlift.
Base Elevation: 1562 m
Summit Elevation: 3899 m
Vertical Drop: 2337 m
At Matterhorn Ski Paradise, well-developed slopes of 322 kilometers (200 miles) are available. It has slopes of varying degrees and lengths which classify their difficulty level. All 3 run locations are present, being at the glacier, above the tree line, and under the tree line. However, most of them lie above the tree line. 38 kilometers (23.6 miles) of ski routes are marked. 1060 snow cannons are available, along with 80% of slopes already having snowmaking capabilities. The slopes down to Zermatt, Eja, Furi, Stafel and Valtournenche lead through the forest, making it more fun and enjoyable.
23% of the trails are for the beginners. They can practice here and improve their skiing skills step by step. Gradually, they will learn and move on to slopes with more difficulty and steepness. To help, ski schools provide certified ski instructors.
69% of the trails are for the averagely good skiers. They can practice on these slopes alone and is perfect for the immediate level skiers. Relying on ski instructors always helps, as they can help learn new things about skiing. Move on to the next level, as soon as you advance on this one.
8% of the trails are for the advanced level skiers. They are completely wild and meant only for wildness and the rush. If you’re confident, go on and see if you can overcome these steep slopes.
Just in case you are in need of ski rentals, 11 well equipped rental shops are present in the place. You can make a prepaid order and you will get everything ready for you before stepping into the ski resort. Leave yours at home because here you can find the smartest and trendiest of them all.
Breuil-Cervinia is supplied by Alpinresorts and Skiset.
Valtournenche is supplied by Skiset.
Zermatt is supplied by Alpinresorts and Skiset.
Highlights to be known -
The Wolli Park is a snow park for all the snow bunnies. Anyone can practice to their hearts’ content or enjoy freeriding to any spot within the park. The park is easily accessible via the Leisee Shuttle. You can avail exciting discounts with the Wolli Pass. Children up to the age of 9 can travel free in the lifts and cable cars, be it for skiing or mere excursion.
Sightseeing Flight - Air Zermatt provides an excursion in the air. You can see the whole of Matterhorn through an eagle’s eye. Your children would definitely love it. It is safe for everyone with all the ideal equipment available.
Snowshoe Walking - Away from the pistes, great lands covered with snow wait for you to be discovered. If you like walking on the snow rather than cutting through the snow, this is the perfect option for you. Around 65 kilometers (40.3 miles) of well-groomed snow areas are available with the hiking trails. 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) of them are above the villages of Täsch and Randa.
Ski Tours - people love to go on on-piste tours. Which is why Matterhorn brings along their own packages of ski tours will all the advanced safety measures in place and emergency help always ready to fire. You may like the excursion, or you may just practice around here for ski touring races. A code of conduct has to be followed, published by The SAC (Swiss Alpine Club), SBS (Swiss Cable Car Operators Association) and BFU (Swiss Council for Accident Prevention) very strictly.
Igloo Village - The Igloo Village in Zermatt comes with a magical kind of feeling. It is located at the height of 2700 meters (8858 feet) above sea level. A cool overnight stay would be amazing for an experience or enjoy an intimate night with your bae. Visit during the day and find the most delicious cuisine and soft music to mull over.
Matterhorn is the ideal winter destination whether you want to have some adventure or even if you seek solitude. You can visit the resort with family, friends, or even as a couple. It has something on offer for people from all age groups, making it a family-friendly place. From adventure sports like skiing to leisure activities, this resort offers many amazing activities on offer. Plan your trip, book your tickets, and head out for this place to live some of the unforgettable days of your life. You won’t regret it, we promise! Have fun!