From the slopes of Gornergrat or Hohtälli – on the outskirts of Zermatt – to the hallowed reverse Haute Route, there are plenty of incredible splitboarding opportunities awaiting here. Enjoy the varied and beautiful alpine scenery as well as perfect powder conditions.
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Zermatt has long been a haven for winter sports enthusiasts and this is no exception in the case of splitboarders.
The town is perfectly situated for any number of adventures that involve skinning up mountain peaks before combining the board and careening back down on a snowboard.
Away from the aforementioned spots, another popular option is to head on a two-day tour of the Breithorn and Pora Nera. The trip involves only minor mountaineering know-how, a lot of great views and some incredible descents along the way.
Though it may be a bit farther afield, the Monte Rosa massif is another popular destination for splitboarders based in Zermatt. Some opt to head up to the top of the peak and enjoy the thrilling ride back down. Others circumnavigate the peak, enjoying exciting runs at various parts and taking in the massif from all angles.
During the winter, average daily temperatures in Zermatt hover around -10 ºC and tend to be colder at higher elevations and feel colder as well due to windchill. Zermatt also gets plenty of snowfall in the winter, with an average of 50 to 65 centimeters falling per month.
Most trips to Zermatt begin with a flight into Geneva International Airport (GVA). From here, Zermatt can easily be reached by bus and rail or by driving 2.5 hours in a rental car.
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