Once back up to Hohtalli, head over to the Gornegrat itself for some of the best runs in Zermatt; here you enjoy something different altogether, with wide gentle slopes at the top that get steeper as you drop down to Riffleberg and Rifflealp. There is a great area for practising your carving techniques on the wide-open slopes, so make the most of it. One thing you should not miss is the jawdroppingly beautiful views of Monte Rosa at 4,634-metres. All too often it is easy to stare at the Matterhorn and it is one of the most beautiful mountains in the Alps. the Alps. If you get the chance to go heli-skiing here, do; it’s an adrenaline-pumping adventure that really thrills. The only direct way to the Gornegrat from the village is the train, which takes around 40 minutes, so if you are here first thing in the morning you will have the slopes to yourself. For a real thigh-burner ski all the way down to Furi – but note that you’ll miss some great off-piste action if you do. If you have a mountain guide with you – or are of a good enough standard – go down to an off-piste route called El Allamein. It is one of our favourite routes in Zermatt, but requires plenty of snow to cover the drop offs and cliffs.