Backcountry Skiing trips – Zermatt

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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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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.

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.


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Best time to visit:

January to April






What People are Saying

  • 5 reviews


While we were not able to take this itinerary due to inclement weather, our guide Benjamin still managed to take us through very interesting terrain perfectly suited to our abilities, and even adjusted his schedule to find some sunny days. My son and I had a great time and learned a lot. These will be memories for a life time. Thank you!
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Marek Teichmann
My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.
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Thomas Reid
2 jours fantastiques, avec un guide qui ressent bien jusqu\'ou il peut pousser ses clients, qui explique beaucoup sur les techniques et la lecture du terrain (un grand plus!), et qui de plus est très sympa. A refaire chaque année! Bruno, Renaud et Mathieu
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I often ski with Stephane. He is a very nice guide with a very good knowledge about security. He is always looking for the best spots which will combine excellent snow and safe conditions. He is very communicative and friendly.
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