Whe wants to drive from Zermatt in the Valais to Cervinia into the neighbouring Valle d’aosta with the car, needs to beat five hours. On skis it might work soon in three minutes. At least for world Cup skiers. Of Gobba di Rollin above the Klein Matterhorn in the breakneck journey down to Laghi Cime Bianche. It is a race of superlatives: the highest starting point would be a departure, on 3899 meters, the longest range, almost five kilometers, and the only world Cup -, which leads over a land border, from Switzerland to Italy. “Only we can do,” says Franz Julen, President of the Zermatt Bergbahnen, which is not to sound arrogant, but realistic.
The entire place standing behind the concept, says Julen: hospitality industry, trade Association, mountain railway, ski club. The tourism authority anyway. In addition, ward and castle ward, which is the old-established families are meant to be, is what is important in Zermatt. And also the protection of the environment has been considered. There is no Erdverschiebung would be necessary and no snow. The route leads to three-quarters of the glaciers.