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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Zermatt:

The scenery around Zermatt is simply sublime. Imposing snow-capped peaks stretch as far as the eye can see in every direction. The valleys are equally as picturesque and make you feel like you are skiing into a postcard. Heading on the Haute Route provides stunning views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc as well. There is no better way to see Switzerland in the winter than on your skis.



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Best time to visit:

January to April


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How to get there:

The best way to get to Zermatt is to fly into the Geneva International Airport (GVA). From here, the city is easily accessed by hiring a car and making the 3 hour drive. Buses and trains are also available to get you to the city, but take a bit longer

What’s the weather like?

During the winter, Zermatt is quite humid with average daily temperatures hovering around freezing. Temperatures decrease significantly as you gain altitude. The humid conditions mean there is always plenty of snow in the region as well during the winter

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Zermatt:

Situated on Switzerland’s southern border with Italy, Zermatt is the perfect base for a wide range of backcountry skiing options. Away from following the reverse Haute Route, dozens of other incredible off-piste skiing options remain. Heading to the Monte Rosa massif is among the most popular. Known as the Dufourspitze from the Swiss side, the mountain has plenty of incredible freeride options, perfect for intermediate and advanced skiers. However, Zermatt is not just a playground for seasoned backcountry skiers. There are plenty of options for novice and first-time backcountry skiers to try out the sport too. From the Riffelhorn to the Hohtälli, there are plenty of great options to try out heading off-piste!



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