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I brought mine while Liz had to rent. Skies were clear as they had been on Tuesday, but there was much more wind blowing up high. In fact, the Klein Matterhorn tram was closed to the public, but we were allowed up there with our guide, Gianni Mazzone.
We had a clear view of the 15,foot Dufourspitze, second highest peak in the Alps.
After a half hour of skinning we transitioned to ski mode for a traverse and very short ski. The start of skiing at 12, feet was on smooth windpack with a thin layer of soft snow on top, but the snow soon became deeper powder. Nearly all of the 4, vertical-foot descent of the Schwarze Glacier was in fresh powder. We finally emerged onto the flat Gorner Glacier at about 8, feet. Out in the sun we had panoramic views down to town and back up to the Monte Rosa, where a silver-domed hotel at 9, feet is used by summer hikers.
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At 7, feet we reached the toe of the Gorner Glacier, and from there the exit trail winds through a narrow gorge, with the final descent through an open field with scattered boulders left by the retreating glacier. We soon joined the piste heading to Furi, where we stopped at Les Marmottes at p. Overcast skies were predicted but it snowed most of the day. We took the Gornergrat train up and the 29 piste to cross to the Rothorn side. Gant was closed, so we skied down to Fideln and took lifts up to Blauherd.
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The top of Patrullarve is still above tree line, so finding desired entries into the steeper sections with stunted trees required careful navigation. We became separated in the fog and snow but both groups made it to Chez Vrony and managed to get seated at p. Lunch options included lamb, and also perch with garlic foam and veggie risotto.
We all shared the caramel dessert special and apple fritters in vanilla sauce. We were supposed to have a group dinner at the top of the Gornergrat, but it was canceled due to the ongoing storm that would provide a powder day on Friday.
Visibility would be the only question. We were soon to discover that the lift must have just opened, for the 25 piste back to Findeln was untracked. The only lift from Riffelalp is the Gornergrat train. When the terrain began to narrow into a V-shaped gully, I followed a traverse track back to piste The reason for the detour to Furi was to go up to Schwarzsee and ski yellow routes 59 and 60, half of which are below the tree line.
This was a good call, as visibility was better than at comparable elevation at Riffelberg and few people had been skiing it. Both runs have mellow pitch above the tree line, steepening into gullies below.
As good as Schwarzsee was, I still wanted to head back toward Hohtalli and Rothorn just in case the anticipated clearing materialized. The cloud had lifted well above Riffleberg when we arrived, so we took a mellow powder run near the igloo.
Blue skies never appeared, but the cloud layer finally lifted above the top of Hohtalli by 3 p. So we headed over there via pistes 29 and 26, with lots of untracked snow between the switchbacks of We skied the yellow route 30 that I had skied late Sunday.
With the tram having just opened there were just a handful of tracks, so we had plenty of room to make our own. No one was there, so I called the phone number on the trail map and was informed that it would cost CHF to turn the gondola back on.
So we chose to do a little hiking, which would surely be less strenuous than our Schwarztor tour two days earlier. We first trudged from Gant for 10 minutes up toward Grunsee, then skied a shortcut over to piste 25, which was being groomed by a winch cat.
At Findeln we had to hike a short distance up piste 6. Another cat driver showed us where the hiking trail down to Zermatt started, by the Enzian restaurant and a few other huts. Surfaces were great during our week, but some of the ski club members noticed increased slope congestion relative to North American resorts.
I noticed it mainly on the bad weather days when people were less dispersed as they sought runs with better visibility. On nice weather days, the long 28 and 29 pistes descending from Hohtalli and Gornergrat have plenty of elbow room and a more wilderness-like ambience.
Thanks to high altitude and ideal exposure, routes on Stockhorn and Hohtalli are noted for consistent packed powder. The lower routes below Schwarzsee and the more sun-exposed routes on Rothorn may need to be timed for soft snow surfaces.
The boundary of terrain that is controlled to protect pistes and ski routes, though, is not well defined. Stockhorn was not open during my week in Zermatt, and an avalanche there was visible to guided ski groups near Hohtalli.
Steep sectors not close to open ski routes should be skied with a partner, rescue gear and favorable snow stability in the uncontrolled terrain. The trees above Patrullarve were popular with many of the Diamond Dogs during our week, and the trees near the skiroutes below Schwarzsee were also good.
In general, the trees are at low enough elevation that snow conditions tend to be worse than they are higher up, but our week was a happy exception. There are different options of lift pass with the Italian Area Pass covering all the lifts in Cervinia and Valtournenche about km , and the International Pass also valid for all ski lifts in Zermatt about km.
Begginers will be happy on the sunny nursery slopes served by the centrally located Campetto and Cretaz lifts, or at Plan Maison, where there are a number of easy blue runs accessed from the Baby La Veille button or the Plan Maison chair lift. Moving carpet lifts are also available at both Plan Maison and Cretaz.
Intermediates have a choice of numerous long, well groomed red runs including the superb 22 km long Ventina piste. For a quieter, more natural ambience the red and blue runs between Cime Bianche and Salette offer fabulous views of the Monterosa chain from an unspoiled environment. The Matterhorn area of Zermatt is well linked with the Cervinia ski area and offers an added dimension, with some long, high altitude glacier runs and the opportunity to ride Europe's highest cable car up to the Klein Matterhorn, at an altitude of 3,m, then ski hugely long descents from the Klein Matterhorn down to either Zermatt or Valtournenche; approximately 22km from top to bottow.
More advanced skiers will enjoy Cervinia's black runs which include some steep descents and mogul fields. The long red runs in the Matterhorn area of Zermatt are also fun and reasonably challenging.
When the conditions are right, Cervinia offers some great powder skiing with many off-piste options easily accessible from the lift system. In addition the Cervinia heliski company offers a range of heli itineraries at surprisingly reasonable prices.
These breathtaking, panoramic routes, accompanied by qualified and experienced Alpine Guides, are graded by difficulty as well as their suitability for skiers or boarders. Cervinia is a border friendly resort with plenty of wide runs for beginners and intermediates and few flats to worry about.
And with the exception of the long drag lift from the Valtournenche area up to Cime Bianche Colle, most of Cervinia's ski lifts are either chairlifts or cable cars. Cielo Alto is accessible even when the weather is bad and usually offers great powder.
The extensive Indian Park snow park is located at 3,m in the Fornet area, and there is a Half Pipe, just over the border in Zermatt, which is open all year round.Gant was closed, so we skied down to Fideln and took lifts up to Blauherd.
Schwarzsee lifts A biking lift pass is available and a number of routes are marked down the mountain from this area.
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As good as Schwarzsee was, I still wanted to head back toward Hohtalli and Rothorn just in case the anticipated clearing materialized.
Share this page:. Unlike Vallee Blanche, however, there is a considerable approach involved, so alpine touring gear is recommended.
If the weather forecast is better for day one than for day two go to Cervinia on day 1. Take the gondola back down to Zermatt from Trockener Steg of if your still feeling fit from Furgg.