Skiing is the fastest way to move around the mountains, and it can get you to places that would take two or three hours to walk to.
This is one of my favourite places in the Zermatt valley – Stafelalp, a good two hour walk from Zermatt. Reached in just a few minutes from Schwarzsee on a piste that is always quiet. And the view is magnificent, you see the mighty Matterhorn from an entirely different angle and in winter it is particularly spectacular. It stands in complete isolation, a stark monolith of ice and rock. There is very little colour in the view from this standpoint and removing those traces of colour accentuates the coldness of the situation.