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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 001

Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 001

Coming out of a tunnel from underground train up to Sunnegga Paradise portion of the ski area. Train left from directly across from hotel. The next several pics are an attempt to show the large panorama, but I think I went a little apeshit on the number of pics. Sorry.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 002


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 003

One of my favorite pics. I never got tired of that view. This was part of a small ski school in the area. Imagine having that view every day at work. Rough.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 004

Some photos going the other direction showing the vast panorama.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 005


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 006


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 007


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 008

The Obere National ski run on the Patrullarve chairlift.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 010

Same again. You can tell the snow got pretty sloppy and wet and it wasn't quite ready to be groomed when they groomed it (the vertical tears in the slope show this).


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 012

Near the Blauherd area.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 014

There were a couple named runs through this area but obviously not skiable at the time.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 015


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 019

Blauherd area with Partrullarve chairlift, the Blauherd-Rothorn tram, and the Sunnegga-Blauherd gondola on the right.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 020

Top of Blauherd-Rothorn tram. Several pics showing the panorama.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 021

I can't even begin to tell you the names of those peaks.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 022

This is easier. Matterhorn in the middle and Dent Blanche on the right.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 023

Briethorn is tallest peak with smaller Pollux and Castor to the left. Probably going to be hard to see in the quality of the pics posted on the site.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 024

Another view of same.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 025

Liskamm Mountain (the large ridge shaped mountain on the right) and Monte Rosa, the large group of peaks on the left. Monte Rosa is about 80 meters higher than the Matterhorn, but not near as dramatic.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 026

Monte Rosa on the right and Cimi di Jazzi in middle wth the Findelgletcher coming down below Cimi di Jazzi.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 027

Findelgletscher winding down from Cima di Jazzi (low peak on right) with the three larger peaks on the left being Adlerhorn, Strahlhorn, and Rimpfischhorn (right to left).


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 028

Close up of Monte Rosa with the ridge of the Stockhorn in front.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 029

Looking at the top of the Gant-Hohtalli tram with part of Liskamm and Castor (l) and Pollux (r) behind.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 030

Close up of Breithorn.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 031

Looking at the Gornergrat ski area.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 032


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 033


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 035

Gives you an idea of the vertical distance and the closeness of the valley Zermatt sits in.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 038

Lateral moraines from the glaciers.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 039


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 043

Yours truly.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 051

The Rotweng ski run. Pretty wide open and not very steep (25 degrees at most). Fun run but somewhat icy in the am.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 052

Rotweng ski run again. Plateau starts very wide and funnels down to a cattrack. Not much fun there in large crowds.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 053

Matterhorn from Flualp ski run.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 059

Top of Gant-Hohtalli tram looking down on White Hare ski run. Not much room. Maybe they meant White Hair?


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 060

Mettelhorn on the skyline.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 062

Looking back at Rothorn paradise ski area with Alphubel on right and Taschhorn on left on the skyline.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 067

Looking at top of Gornergrat train station and Gornergrat Hotel complex. No way to get there except by the train now. The little tram between the Gornergrat and the top of the Gant-Hohtalli tram is now gone.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 068

Closeup of Matterhorn and Schwarzsee paradise ski area.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 071

The Gornergletscher.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 082

Old Gornergrat-Gant tram, now gone.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 087

On the east side of the Gant-Hohtalli tram there were two more baby trams, one going to top of Triftji drag lift at the Rote Nase, and the longer one going only to a smaller subpeak of the Stockhorn (the ridgeline behind the tram). Kinda nonsensical. Now the Hohtalli-subStockhorn tram is gone also, they kept the shorter tram, and now have a drag lift to the top of the Stockhorn proper from down on the plateau. Talk about a nutcracker.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 092

White Hare trail.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 094

Gornergrat complex with Breithorn behind.


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Lower part of Gornergrat ski area. You can see its not very steep.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 097

Gornergrat complex with Matterhorn behind.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 098


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 099

Breithorn.


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 100


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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 101

The Gornergrat Hotel had functioning astronomy telescopes. Makes sense when you realize it is at 3089 meters and has easy train access.


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