Zermatt, CH - Day 2

 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Our first day of Swiss winter snowboarding is in the books! It was an incredible day! We began our day taking the train up to the Gornegrat to our first series of ski runs. This was the first time we had ever used a train to get to the top instead of a ski lift and it made for a memorable experience. We loved spending the next few hours skiing the Gornegrat, Rottenboden, and Riffelberg pistes.

 

Things we've noticed about Swiss skiing:

1. Many trails/runs are very narrow due to Swiss laws dictating how wide they can be.

2. A vast majority of the trails/runs are well above the tree lines, it's rather challenging finding runs within the trees.

3. The ease of continuous access across numerous peaks and valleys. It's extremely easy to go from run to run over multiple faces of the mountain. 

 

Here are pictures from our first day on the slopes:

Ready to start our day!
Heading to the train.
Gornegrat - observation area
Riding by the train.
Loving our Swiss adventure!
Zeb with the Matterhorn poking through.
Gorgeous.
Swiss flags and the top of the Matterhorn.

We finished snowboarding around 4:30, then it was back to the apartment for hot tub time, shopiing, and dinner.

 

Tomorrow we are hoping to head to the Matterhorn ski area! 

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