Summer has finally arrived, but for ski-lovers there is no need at all to miss out on the excitement at high altitude. In fact, there are some locations in Europe where it is possible to practice so-called “winter sports” even in June.
Switzerland, thanks to its high altitude, is among the most fashionable destinations during this period. And if, in July, it is possible to enjoy the 20km of pistes at the station of the Gallese Canton of Saas-Fee, on the ice of the same name, during the month of June the ideal destination for those who love skiing or snowboarding is Zermatt.
This location is among the largest summer skiing resorts in the world: the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Situated at the feet of Monte Cervino, it permits a splendid vista of the mountain, which, with its 4,478m, dominates the whole valley.
Zermatt is a renowned skiing station during the winter months, appreciated by tourists and snow-lovers from all over the world for its numerous facilities and for its “green” goals: the location is a single large pedestrian zone and the only vehicles that can travel here are electric.
In this location, however, you can ski all year round: once the winter season is over it is possible to enter the resort with a summer ski pass, which allows you to take advantage of the 21km of pistes, mostly situated on the side of the Theodul glacier.
Furthermore, during this period, freestylers can take advantage of the resort’s excellently equipped Snowpark, situated at an altitude of more than 3,000m.
Finally, those who love the international competitions that take place in Zermatt during the summer months can easily chance upon the most important national skiing teams in the world, which arrive in Switzerland every year from all over the world to train within sight of the winter competitions.