Originally Posted by barrettscv
I understand you can ski from Monterosa to Zermatt and return in the same day, true?
Prickly- we are going to be in Zermatt in about 2 1/2 weeks (only for a couple of days, unfortunately). Tell me more about this (I know about skiing down to Cervinia, although I would like to know how long to allow for this, since our 1st day we arrive at 10am and don't know if there's enough time). We are looking at hiring a guide to ski off-piste on our 2nd day.
Also, any suggestions as to where to rent skis? We'll be traveling with our boots, but since this is 2 1/2 days out of a 12 day trip, including 3 days of lecturing in Basel (the real reason for the trip) I don't want to shlep our skis. Rumor has it that it is hard to find fatter rental skis- true?