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“Great skiing, amazing views”
Review of Sunnegga

Sunnegga
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$25.45*
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Sunnegga Return Funicular Ticket from Zermatt
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$97.97*
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Day Tour to Zermatt and the Matterhorn from Stresa
Ranked #6 of 75 things to do in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The sunny corner of Zermatt From the train station you will reach the Sunnegga-Rothornvalley station by foot in five minutes. Taking the undergroundn funicular you will ascend to 2,288 metres (7,506 ft) in just four and a half minutes and arrive at Sunnegga, the “sunny corner” of Zermatt. From the spacious sun terrace of the restaurant, you enjoy a wonderful view of the Matterhorn. Wolli playground Leisee At Leisee lake, families can enjoy an adventure playground with attractive barbecue areas and a water feature. Your children can explore the play area while you relax in the idyllic lakeside surroundings and contemplate the amazing views of the Matterhorn. Take a refreshing dip in the lake, or play Robinson Crusoe as you cross the water on a wooden raft attached to a cable that spans the lake. Off to the land of adventure! Kickbiking on Sunnegga The extremely popular kickbikes can be hired at the SunneggaRothorn valley station (helmet included). From there it’s a thrill a minute as you speed downhill to Tuftern and on to Zermatt. There are various restaurants along the way where you can stop for a breather before continuing back to the valley station to return your kickbikes.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great skiing, amazing views”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Sunnegga literally means "Sun Edge." So, even when all other ski areas are cloudy, Sunnegga may still be getting sun.

Wollipark is located here, which is the best, most well maintained beginners area while skiing in Zermatt. They have 4 hills -- two gentle slopes and two steeper hills -- to practice on. Magic carpets help to transport you back up the hills. So, if you're a beginner skier or snowboarder on a trip with more advanced athletes, this is a great place to be as the more advanced people in your party can take advantage of the bigger slopes, while you learn in Wollipark.

The views of the Matterhorn are spectacular from here on a clear day. The restaurant at the top of the funicular is decent with great potato dishes.

The funicular needs an update, especially compared to the modern bubble gondolas that transport you to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and Gornegrat (two other ski areas in Zermatt). However, I saw a sign that a new funicular is coming in the summer of 2013, which will be a nice improvement.

Overall, great place for skiing.

Visited March 2013
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Maple, Canada
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“Incredible skiing”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This place presented some of the most awesome on piste skiing ever. The views were incredible. Weather seemed to set in quicker here that on the Glacier Paradise though. The funicular was quick and efficient. Great places to stop on the slopes for food, drinks, and incredible views.

Visited February 2013
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Nahariya, Israel
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“Beautiful area and great views”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Very nice. If you wish you can continue up to Rothorn and be even higher. From here get good view of the Matterhorn as well.

Visited February 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Great if you ski, suntrap for walkers but very limited view from resturant terrace, overlooks narrow ski trial and curves away. jsu see folk flashing past or turning to catch next lift up.

Visited February 2013
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Shropshire, England
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“Quickest way on to the mountain?”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Sunnegga funicular is closest to both the mainline and Gornergrat cog railway station in Zermatt. It runs very 10 minutes or so, taking less than 10 minutes to get you up to the combined chair lift and bubble which takes you up to Blauherd. We found this was a good way of getting your ski legs on each morning as there is a good blue, red and black down from here.

From Blauherd you can catch a cable car up to Rothorn where on a sunny day you get a spectacular view of the valley between Sunnegga and Riffelalp and a view of the Matterhorn. There is a fantastic red run 19 down from Rothorn down to Gant which was also a great way to start your ski day.

Visited January 2013
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