Monday, 16 September 2013

Fresh Powder & Hot Test Skis in Zermatt!

New this season, OTP is offering skiers a chance to try out the latest ski models in Zermatt, and get an early start to the season - and it has just snowed 30cm up top too!

The first ski testing will take place on the weekend of 5th-6th October, followed by the weekends of 12th-13th and 19th-20th October. As of 26th October, the test centre will be open every day until and including Sunday 1st December 2013 and available at

At the test centre on Trockener Steg, skis are adjusted to your personal ski boots in a matter of seconds. Ski fans can try out the latest models manufactured by the following 13 companies: Atomic, Blizzard, Dynastar, Elan, Fischer, Head, K2, Movement, Nordica, Rossignol, Salomon, Scott and Völkl. Don’t forget: The skiing season across the border in Italy (Cervinia/Valtournenche) will open on 1st November 2013, which is also the date when the two ski regions in Switzerland (Zermatt) and Italy will be linked up.

You can try as many skis as you like - even change them each run if you wish! The comfortable and fast 6-person chairlift speeds you to the fresh powder.

For information, OTP offers skiing in Zermatt 365 days a year. The village is car-free, so if driving down you leave your car in Tasch (just below the resort) and take the special shuttle train which leaves every 20 minutes during the day.

Zermatt: skiing and snowboarding the whole year round, with 365 days of snow – you can only find this in Zermatt. As the highest altitude, largest and most efficiently developed snow sport location in the Alps, Zermatt offers an absolute snow guarantee. In winter, 360kms of piste attracts skiers of all levels. Unlimited skiing and snowboarding between Switzerland and Italy – no other destination can offer this. And in the summer? Enjoy the 21kms of pistes on the Zermatt Theodul Glacier. Carve and relax alongside national ski teams from the whole of Europe with the Matterhorn always in sight.

Accommodation: we have apartments from 2 to 8-persons and hotels of 2 to 5-star grading.

Travel: We include cross-Channel with car if you would like to self-drive, train travel or Zermatt is easily accessible from Basel, Bern, Geneva and Zurich airports. We include Swiss Travel System transfers from all Swiss airports and can help you find the best flights too.

The new Ski Test weekends are now available at

See you soon!

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