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Winter vacation in Zermatt. Skiing and snowboarding: lifts, pistes and ski-passes

In Zermatt, there are three ski areas: Gornergrat, Rothorn, and Klein Matterhorn . The latter is open for vacationers even in summer. The total length of all trails is 194km, out of which 17.5km are suitable for beginners. The majority of trails, approximately 106 kilometers, are focused on skiers of the intermediate level. To the service of professionals, there are nearly 70km of trails with increased difficulty. The resort has 72 platter pulls, so holidaymakers have an opportunity to move freely between different skiing areas and try out different trails.
Zermatt is a popular Swiss ski resort located at the foot of the Matterhorn Mount. This amazing resort has always attracted high-end travelers. Thanks to its unique location, Zermatt has … Open
The Gornergrat area is suitable for novice skiers and travelers with children. The easiest trails are located in this part of the resort. Riffelhorn and << Gornergrat >> are considered the most comfortable and attractive. The Rothorn area also has several trails suitable for novices. The flat trails of Kumme and Standart are also worth noting.
Intermediate skiers will feel comfortable in any area. However, the Rothorn area is the most popular destination for confident beginners. The majority of its trails belong to the intermediate level of complexity. In skiers’ opinion, FIS National is the most attractive and beautiful trail in the region. Trails of Klein Matterhorn appeal to professional athletes. This is the place where advanced skiers can hone their skills at any time of the year. There are also several "black" level trails in the Triftji district. Copyright
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Not only fans of skiing but also snowboarders will enjoy their stay in Zermatt. The Plateau Rosa glacier is the best place for them. Despite the fact that it is located in Italy, the glacier’s trails and services are available to guests of the Swiss resort. The Teodulo glacier is one more must-visit place that is famous for its high-quality Gravity Park for snowboarders that is recognized as one of the best parks in the world. There is an excellent half-pipe, lots of special constructions to hone tricks, and special trails for boardercross.
The resort provides 3 types of ski-pass to vacationers, and each of the passes is valid for a different period of time that can be 1, 6 or 13 days. The ski pass for 13 days gives the highest savings. ZERMATT is the most affordable ski pass. A ski-pass for 1 day for an adult will cost about 75 francs, but the pass for 13 days – about 646 francs. The ZERMATT-CERVINIA ski pass will be a bit more expensive - its price for 1, 6, and 13 days is approximately 86, 423, and 734 francs respectively. The Matterhorn ski-lifts –Cervinia is the most expensive ski pass. Its price for the periods mentioned above is 91, 433, and 64 francs respectively.
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It is worth noting that the resort has a beneficial system of discounts for children and pensioners. Children under 9 years can use platter pulls for free. There is also a 50% discount for children aged 9 to 16. Women older than 63 and men older than 65 years are entitled to a 25% discount. In spite of the fact that Zermatt is one of the most expensive alpine resorts, first-class facilities, and developed infrastructure fully compensate its high prices.
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From the series “The Greatest Dams in the World”
It should be noted that Cleuson-Dixence Dam is one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. In the middle of the 20th century the small house was built for the construction workers, which was later converted into the hotel. The experienced travelers recommend visiting this area in the second half of September. In this period, the water basin has the maximum water level, its depth can reach 284 meters. … Read further

Niouc Bridge

From the series “Thrilling Points for Bungee Jumping”
In the same year, the space for Bunjee jumping, as well as a lot of the other breathtaking attractions were equipped. Today, the bridge is in the middle of the great adventure park, where you can prove the bravery in different ways. Under the bridge the swings were suspended. Next to it are the training places for mountaineers and the trampolines for those guests who are not afraid of jumping next to the abyss. Niouc bridge is incredibly narrow, so the path to the Benjee jumping platform is also an unforgettable adventure. … Read further

Tortin Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The big sharp stones, the cracks and the icy stretches on which you can slip through - even some professionals can not overcome this difficult path. The general length of the slopes, which are available to guests Verbier, is about 200 km. More than a quarter of the slopes are black. In many respects, the complexity of certain routes depends on the season. In the Hochwinter some difficult ski slopes completely hidden under the thick snowcrests and therefore fit even for the middle level athletes. … Read further
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Winter recreation, skiing and snowboarding in resorts near Zermatt

Guide to the infrastructure of the ski resorts around Zermatt: rental services, pistes, ski passes, accommodation, restaurants and prices. We help you to organize your winter vacation in best possible way - where to rent the skiing and snowboarding equipment in Zermatt, which slopes and pistes to take, and, most importantly, how to relax after intensive skiing day. A week of recreation in a sunny winter, what can be better? Zermatt is waiting for you! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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