Most of the Zermatt expert skiing, or “black” runs, could be “red,” which is good news for the advanced intermediate, but for expert skiers and snowboarders looking to really challenge themselves, they’ll want to head off-piste afterwards . And when there’s fresh snow in Zermatt, the off-piste skiing is unbeatable. It is recommended that skiers or snowboarders looking to explore off-piste areas hire a guide for safety and navigation reasons, especially in glacial terrain.
Rothhorn, Stockhorn and the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise all offer expert skiers access to some of the Alps best off-piste terrain. Zermatt is home to the famed “Haute Route,” which is an exhilarating 111-mile ski mountaineering route between Zermatt and Chamonix. Of course, a guide service is mandatory. The route takes expert skiers and snowboarders along a network of high alpine, hence the “haute” nomenclature, mountain huts, inns and hotels.