The Matterhorn glacier paradise (3,883 metres above sea level) is the highest sightseeing point in Europe, which is accessible by cableway!
The yellow-green electric bus, leaving at the entrance of Zermatt, takes you to the bottom station of Matterhorn glacier paradise. The 8-seater Matterhorn-Express cable railway takes you up to the Furi station. From here the cableway takes you further up to Trockener Steg, where you'll find a restaurant. The highest cableway in Europe transports visitors up past giant crevasses to the Matterhorn glacier paradise and into a breathtaking mountain landscape of glaciers and permanent snow. The exciting tour from Zermatt to the Matterhorn glacier paradise takes about 40 minutes.
You'll always find snow here; 365 days a year. So anyone venturing up to the Matterhorn glacier paradise will also find him or herself in Europe's largest summer skiing area.
Open lifts Klein Matterhorn
What's on ?
30 June - 2 July 2006
8 July 2006
15 - 22 July 2006
Swiss Orienteering Week
The Saas Valley is situated in the south of Switzerland on the border with Italy. Well-known resorts such as Locarno and Ascona in the canton of Tessin are at the same latitude. The Saas Valley enjoys a mild, evenly-balanced climate despite its high altitude, as indicated by the unusually high tree-line and the rich and colourful alpine flora among other things. Visitors can enjoy around 300 days of sunshine a year.
Apart from its 350 km-long network of hiking paths, the Saas Valley also has a wide variety of summer activities for both old and young: summer skiing and snowboarding
Despite the heat in the Rhone valley in summer, you will have the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding in the Saas-Fee ski area. Skiing in very pleasant temperatures on 20 kilometres of varied glacier pistes is great fun in summer. Both national and international ski teams train in the summer ski area.
In summer and in particular in autumn, the area is a meeting place for snowboarders, who show off their skills in the park. There are two lines of kickers: three small kickers, three big kickers with a 5- and a 9-metre table and adjoining them a quarter-pipe and a corner wall at the Snow Park. The half-pipe is located in the middle of the park.
...and for the snowboard expert:
Monday, 26 June 06
-A one-day climb of the Allalin
Wednesday, 28 June 06
Saturday, 1 July 06
A one-day climb of the Allalin
Cortina _ Italy
For the next winter season 2006/2007, Cortina will confirm its importance as reference point for many international sports events.
Starting from the Bob World Cup and Europe Cup, season opening events taking place at the Olympic bob track “Eugenio Monti”, from the 9th to the14th January 2007.
Concerning alpine skiing, the Ladies'Alpine Ski World Cup will be held from the 19th to the 21st January 2007. The challenging racetrack is just below the towering Tofana summit and is the same one of the male races during the 1956 Olympics.
"GranFondo Dobbiaco-Cortina" is the Cross-country skiing international competition, that will take place the 4th February 2007.
In February as well, it will be held the Cortina Polo Winter Cup, prestigious polo tournament on snow, on the frozen surface of Misurina Lake.
Those and other events will be waiting for you next winter in Cortina!!!
Dolomiti _ Cortina
Treble Cone - New Zealand
Treble Cone announced today that the ski area will open tomorrow, Tuesday, June 27th, for winter 2006.
Treble Cone is enjoying some of the most favourable opening conditions in many years, with excellent winter snow throughout the Home and Saddle Basins. All facilities will be operational for Chandon Opening Day, including the award-winning Restaurant and bar, the Snow Sports School, Rentals Store, Childcare Centre and Retail Shop.
Area Manager Jackie van der Voort said today, “We’re very excited about our Chandon Opening Day tomorrow. We’ve got some of the best conditions in years, and with a snow base of at least 60cm of snow at the top of both the Main Basin and Saddle Basin, we’re sure our guests will be delighted with the first day of the season.
Recent low temperatures have enabled us to make snow around the clock to add to our considerable base of natural snow, so it’s shaping up to be a superb season here at Treble Cone.”
For more information, Treble Cone
Falls Creek - Australia
For full forecast - visit www.fallscreek.com.au Forecast: Monday
Fine. A partly cloudy day with light wind tending light to moderate
COMMENTS A fantastic week ahead with a chance of more snow. There is heaps of stuff going on throughout the holidays including Race camps, Bungy Trampoline and Pete the Dragon. The 'big kids' may want to check out some live tunes in the village or hit one of the many bars or restaurants. Eight lifts are scheduled to run today. Get moving!
SNOW COVER A great combination of manmade and natural snow for Skiing/Boarding.
LOCALS PICK Great skiing/boarding to be had on Towers and Drover's Dream. Beginners head straight for the Mousetrap/Boardwalk area. Take a swing on the Monkeybar on your way through from Eagle