Even in summer, skiers and snowboarders will find 20 kilometres of immaculate glacier pistes in the Valais. The ski resorts on the Allalin in Saas Fee and on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise in Zermatt are open all year round. Even very warm days are comfortably cool at over 3500 metres – ideal conditions for carving a few elegant turns in the snow. The popular summer training grounds of many international ski teams offer varied pistes for beginner and expert skiers and snowboarders. This is a summer delight only to be had in the Valais.
Matterhorn glacier paradise
Attention snowboard enthusiasts and ski fans: the Theodul Glacier is the setting for the Alps' highest summer skiing areas and Europe's largest snowpark. Thirty-six square kilometres of snowfields between 2900m and 3900m, with 21 km of secured runs, six skilifts, and one aerial cable-car are located on the Theodul Glacier - Plateau Rosa. The snow conditions are perfect and the views incomparable: from here one can see practically all the 4000-metre peaks. Snowboarders too have their own paradise: the Gravity Park on the Theodul Glacier consists of 200m of superpipe, halfpipe, kickers and rails – all awaiting action!
Elevation: between 2900 and 3900 m