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Discover the stunning scenery and incredible off-piste terrain in Zermatt on your splitboard!

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. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Splitboarding trips in Zermatt. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Splitboarding in Switzerland

What should I know about Splitboarding Switzerland?

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.

Why should I choose Switzerland for my Splitboarding adventure?

Stunning scenery

Zermatt is world-renowned for its incredibly gorgeous mountain scenery. Tucked into the heart of the Swiss Alps, the town provides unparalleled great views of the Matterhorn as well as easy access to numerous iconic mountains. From these mountain summits, it is easy to take in the rest of the incredible alpine scenery around Zermatt.

Hallowed Haute Route

This absolutely classic six to seven-day splitboarding traverse begins from Zermatt, passes through the Aosta Valley and concludes in Chamonix. Along the way, expect stunning views of the Swiss and French Alps, pass the iconic Matterhorn and enjoy plenty of incredibly high-quality powder.

Plenty of variety

From single-day freeriding expeditions on the slopes around Zermatt to the 7-day reverse Haute Route, there are plenty of different splitboarding options for all kinds of preferences. Enjoy single days out on the slopes and take in the atmosphere of Zermatt in the evening or head out for a multi-day trip to the Breithor or another nearby iconic mountain peak.

What can I expect from the weather during my Splitboarding trip in Switzerland?

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.

How can I get to Switzerland?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Switzerland region?

French, German, Italian, English

What's the country code for the Switzerland region?

+41

What currency is accepted around Switzerland?

Swiss franc (CHF)

Best time to climb

January to April

What people are saying about Splitboarding | Zermatt

Ben

5.00

Have just finished 3 days skiing every mountain in Zermatt with Herbert He is an excellent guide and I look forward to skiing with him again

5.00

My fiancé and I were new to ski touring and requested our guide to assist us in completing the historical haute route. 5 nights and 6 days. Renato became not just our guide but our friend during the trip. We faced unexpected challenges from Mother Nature and Renato protected us. He patiently taught me how to ski tour and maneuver the mountain even though I should have known already. His stories and charming personality made the trip so much more enjoyable. His knowledge of the terrain and our skill limitations allowed him to guide us safely to our destination. We hope to hire him in the future for more fun adventures. We highly recommend him for your guiding needs.

Matthew

5.00

Claudio is an excellent guide who takes safety seriously. He is extremely knowledgeable and was able to judge our capabilities and pace our trips perfectly. We hired Claudio for a small group trip on two occasions in 2018 and 2019 and will go with him again in 2021 if we can. Our attempts at the Haute Route both failed after 4-5 days due to bad weather, but sooner or later we will complete it!

ollie

4.00

Amazing trip, thoroughly enjoyed myself. Unfortunately, the Haute Route was cancelled due to incline weather, a safe decision by the guides, but they were able to create a new tour on the fly which was still spectacular. The Guides were very friendly and helpful, were able to pick me up from town as i didn't have a car, and transport me to the starting location. Both Elis and Claudio were very hospitable, knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommend PeakHunters for any guided needs!

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