Summer skiing in Zermatt
In the height of hot summer, you can go skiing with a view of the majestic Matterhorn. The Theodulgletscher glacier invites you to have fun in the snow on 21 kilometres of piste. You can enjoy snow and ice here every day of the year.
The Theodulgletscher is the highest and largest all-year skiing area in the whole of the Alps. You can show off your skills on the downhill ski slopes, explore the pistes at a leisurely pace, or have a go at carving. If you prefer snowboarding to skiing: the Gravity Park on the glacier offers rails and kickers, a 200-metre superpipe, and a halfpipe.
The imposing 4000-metre mountains sparkle like jewels in beautiful sunshine. Journeys with the cableways and ski lifts are breathtaking experiences in themselves. You leave summery Zermatt behind and travel to the Trockener Steg mountain ridge via Furi and Schwarzsee lake. The landscape underneath transforms from lush green, to grey-brown craggy rocks with sparse vegetation, and then to the dazzling, sparkling white of the glacier.
From the Trockener Steg, you can reach the Kleine Matterhorn (Matterhorn glacier paradise with ice grotto) by cable car and the Furggsattel mountain pass with the Furggsattel glacier lift. From up there, you’ll feel as if you’re near enough to touch the Matterhorn and the many other 4000-metre mountains and you will also be able to view the summits of Gran Paradiso and Mont Blanc in all their glory. Watch the clouds passing over the summit of the Matterhorn before you start your descent.
And if you need to brush up on your skills: there are ski and snowboard schools in Zermatt.