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Täsch Cross-Country Ski Trail

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  • Cross-country skiing in Täsch
    Cross-country skiing in Täsch
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The trail between Täsch and Randa is hugely popular with fans of both classic and skate skiers. There is plenty of varying terrain to discover in the well-groomed Matterhorn trail area.
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Skating, Classic
easy
Distance 10.1 km
1:00 h
0 m
11 m
1,436 m
1,419 m

The flat terrain of the Täsch valley floor is perfect for beginners and those seeking a gentle cross-country skiing trail. The trail winds its way to the clubhouse at the golf club before heading back to Täsch parallel with the railway line. If you fancy a longer route, there are several options for adding on extra circuits. For example, shortly after the Aparthotel Monte Rosa, you can cross the street; this extra loop heads up to the highest point of the trail in Täsch and includes a thrilling descent. Further along the valley, at the golf club, you can either turn back towards Täsch or cross the Vispa river and do a circuit there.

If you’d like more challenging terrain with ascents and descents, head for the Randa trail.

  • Depending on the snow conditions, the Täsch and Randa trails are linked together.
  • The trail in Täsch can be reached from Zermatt in 12 mintues by rail.
  • There are two difficulty levels: easy (Täsch) and medium (some of the Randa trail)
  • Changing facilities, lockers and toilets are available in the Matterhorn Terminal Täsch.
  • Equipment can be rented at the Matterhorn Terminal in the "ZERMATTERS Nordic Center Täsch".

Author’s recommendation

The cross-country skiing trails are particularly beautiful when there’s fresh snow glistening on the trees, making a true fairytale winter landscape.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Update: January 31, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,436 m
Lowest point
1,419 m
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Track types

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Traces of trail
10.1 km
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Safety information

  • Please be considerate to other cross-country skiers.
  • Walkers are not permitted on the cross-country ski trails.
  • Observe all signposting and directions.
  • When overtaking another cross-country skier, keep poles close to body to avoid injury.
  • On descents, maintain adequate distance from the cross-country skier ahead, and always adapt speed to conditions.
  • If you wish to pause along a trail or if you fall, vacate the tracks as quickly as possible.

Tips and hints

Rental of the equipment

Start

Täsch (1,450 m) (1,435 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'625'994E 1'102'040N
DD
46.069388, 7.774592
DMS
46°04'09.8"N 7°46'28.5"E
UTM
32T 405232 5102486
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Destination

Täsch (1,450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täsch trail entrance:

  • Matterhorn Terminal Täsch, north exit
  • Opposite of Taxi Schaller, Täsch
  • Aparthotel Monte Rosa, Täsch

There are 8 km for classic and 10 km skating of trails between Täsch and Randa.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley. By train to Täsch: less than 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Täsch.

Getting there

The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.

Parking

Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'625'994E 1'102'040N
DD
46.069388, 7.774592
DMS
46°04'09.8"N 7°46'28.5"E
UTM
32T 405232 5102486
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

A cross-country ski pamphlet with descriptions of the various routes and additional useful information is available from the guest information centre near Täsch station, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Cross-country skis and poles
  • Suitable cross-country ski boots
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (waterproof, windproof and breathable)
  • Hat or headband plus gloves and sunglasses
  • Food and drinks

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Status
closed
cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
1:00 h
Descent
11 m
Highest point
1,436 m
Lowest point
1,419 m
Classic Skating Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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