you lean back and ask yourself whether it is reasonable to reduce the
luggage to the minimum possible, park the car far off in an expensive
garage and to pay a lot on rack railway transport and electric taxi
cabs, you will end up with the question: «What can I expect from Zermatt
You read about Zermatt, about the Matterhorn and the Stockhorn area and
you regard yourself being a pretty good skier. You can wait until the
Stockhorn connection opens, which is a skilift now. However, all you
getting there to that beautiful spot that is so unique to the Zermatt area, 3400 meters high.
You look for decent challenge on difficult pistes or at the border or
beyond on easy slopes. You love off-piste skiing and mogul slopes and
you really love the panorama of impressive mountains, so many of them
higher than 4000 meters. (You are on the continent there where they
live and feel heights in meters.) You love slopes where the moguls try
to immitate the scenery. Your annual holidays are only two weeks and
you don't want to waste the time on third degree skiing areas. As
you long for powder snow late in the year. You love to start in the
early morning and come back just in time to keep your wife from calling
the mountain rescue guys. Later you will tell her that it was for the
slowness of the gornergrat rack railway that took you so long to return home.
You have fallen in love with the extraordinary. You do not mind paying
a good price for excellent service. Or scenery. Or slopes. You long to
have breakfast on top of Trockener Steg or moon light candle dinner at
Rothorn. You like your slopes lit by the setting moon or a torch light.
And you love to chase the carabineri
around in the
Breuil-Cervina area, love to tease them by aiming at them with the top of the skis while your gps receiver loggs more than 100 km/h.
You want to go for 12000 meters in altitude within one day and without
doing a single slope twice. And you hate long lifts and short pistes,
so try Hohtälli
once. The gondola from Gant
you there within eight minutes and the shortest of the slopes, the Mittelritz
mogul slope, is five kilometers long. There are other
examples to be descovered. Or, you dislike skilifts. There is hardly any to be found except for those at Triftji and Stockhorn.
Maybe you have tons of money and do not worry to invest it in a
helicopter flight to Monte Rosa. You are not snowborder and you do not
mind to walk for a good deal in the end, so you might have no problems
to find a mountain guide to take you on a ride to the very limits of
the skiing area. There is no one among your family who goes for cross
country skiing? Than you are in the right spot here! No doubt.