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Klein Matterhorn West face


Zermatt - Breuil-Cervinia

A steep and playful run leading you down to the glacier below.

Freeride Skiing Difficult

1.4 km
0 m
436 m
Low Point
3.4 km
High Point
3.8 km
Klein Matterhorn West face Map

This is a popular freeride skiing route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features medium exposure (e2) and is typically done in an unknown time of year. From a low point of 3.4 km to the maximum altitude of 3.8 km, the route covers 1.4 km, 0 vertical metres of ascent and 436 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.2 and Labande grade 3. You'll need rope to complete it safely.


Take a hard right after you have put your skis at the top of the lift station. Steep slopes follow; keep left to avoid the cliffs. This is a fantastic descent which joins up with the Gandegg piste.



Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.


  • Glacier

Equipment required

  • Rope

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