Summer ski in the footsteps of the world champions
In the Italian-Swiss Zermatt-Cervinia ski area, skis are not simply put in the basement at the end of the winter season. Elsewhere you have to wait for the new season before you can put your skis on again. Not so in Zermatt-Cervinia, where you can ski 365 days a year. In May, while all the ski areas are closed, the summer ski season opens in Zermatt-Cervinia. On the glacier Plateau Rosa (3480 m) in Cervinia you can ski on 5.5 km in summer. In Zermatt, a true ski festival takes place on the 23 kilometers of pistes that start high on the Theodul Glacier (3883m). Passionate skiers, snowboarders and freestyle skiers can ski down the pistes in bikinis, shorts and T-shirts. During this time, the international winter sports associations organize their training camps in the ski area of Zermatt. A unique opportunity to meet top athletes from Germany, Norway, Austria, Switzerland and other nations. Maybe even an autograph or a photo will pop out with a star.
<2> Sports and leisure without borders, free children's ski pass
The ski areas of Zermatt-Cervinia offer winter sports fans a huge range of activities. There is something for every taste: cross-country skiing, snow-skiing, ski hiking, ice climbing, ski touring, tobogganing, Nordic walking, ice skating, snow tubing and curling. Zermatt and Cervinia are the highest ski areas in Europe. The pistes are up to dizzying heights: 3384 m for Zermatt and 3480 for Cervinia. A total of 54 fast ski lifts supply both ski areas (34 in Zermatt, 20 in Cervinia). Children under 9 years are free to use them. Zermatt-Cervinia is not only a huge ski area, but also has extremely long pistes. In Cervinia there is the 12 km long Ventina Piste. Almost twice as long is the ski route Trockener Steg-Zermatt, with a total of 22km over a height difference of 2279 m.
The high mountain landscape of Zermatt and Cervinia forms a magnificent panorama. The two ski areas are located in the middle of a mountain and glacier chain, which is over 4000 m high. The Matterhorn (4478m) attracts tourists from all over the world with its breathtaking beauty. It is surrounded by 37 other four-thousand-meter peaks, glaciers and mountain lakes.