Bella Tola

Susten, Switzerland

Site code: SW011

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Summer Ski, Susten, Switzerland

This campsite is situated approximately 50km from two excellent summer ski resorts in Switzerland: Zermatt and Saas Fee.

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Summer Ski at Zermatt

Zermatt’s Theodul glacier offers 21km of piste to ski during the summer months, with national alpine teams enjoying the fantastic skiing on offer. There is also a newly renovated 990m2 large glacial palace and summer freestyle park with a thrilling ice slide. 

As well as summer skiing, there are plenty of other unique outdoor activities to experience making a trip to Zermatt well worthwhile. A must for those with a good head for heights is a visit to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, which offers the highest 360 degree panoramic viewing platform in Europe providing breath-taking views you will never forget. 

Lower down, there are 400km of marked hiking tracks and trails to explore, plus 6 mountain bike routes covering 100km. For something a bit more daring, there are dirt scooters to hire which offer an exciting way to speed back down to the valley.

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Summer Ski at Saas Fee

The cableways in Saas-Fee are the gateway to stunning mountain scenery and a whole world of fun! The Allalin glacier offers ideal summer skiing and snowboarding conditions, with an altitude of 3600m and 20km of slopes, including smooth pistes for carvers, mogul pistes for experts and flat pistes for beginners. This is truly a summer skiing hotspot, and it’s not unusual to see the Swiss and other international teams here for their summer training sessions. There is also a freestyle park suitable for all abilities.

Post summer skiing there is plenty of action for those who love the great outdoors. Why not try out some aerial trekking with high ropes and zip wires in the Adventure Forest, or there’s fun for all ages at the Feeblitz toboggan run, where the steepest toboggan run in the Alps hurtle you back down the valley at speeds of up to 40kph!

The Gorge Alpine Via Ferrata is open all year round and is a must for thrill-seekers. Crossing the impressive Fee Gorge is definitely not for the faint hearted, using a combination of zip-lines, hanging suspension bridges, ladders and via ferrata! Back on land, the action continues with scooter biking, offering a novel and exciting way to reach the valley down below.

Just some of the heights you can reach

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Resort Information 
Resort name:
Zermatt-Matterhorn
Opening dates:
05/05/14-19/10/14
Opening times:
05/05-20/06: 0900-1400
21/06-04/07: 0900-1400
05/07-24/08: 0740-1300
15/08-19/10: 0800-1400
Number of lifts:
8 (5 ski lifts, 2 gondolas and 1 chairlift)
Runs:
4 red, 3 blue
Resort Altitude:
3883m
2014 Lift pass cost:
Adult daily lift pass 82CHF (approx £55), Child daily lift pass 41 CHF (approx £28)
Distance from campsite:
50 km (total journey time 3-4 hours)
*Opening dates, number of lifts and pistes open are dependent on weather conditions. Please check opening times and dates before departing. Prices subject to change.
Information supplied by Matterhorn Zermatt Bergbahnen AG and is correct at time of publication.
Resort information
Resort name:
Saas Fee
Opening dates:
19/07/14-31/10/14
Opening times:
19/07-30/08: 0700-1200
31/08-04/10: 0730-1300
05/10-31/10: 0800-1400
Number of lifts:
6 (x2 cable cars, 1 gondola, 3 drag lifts)
Runs:
5 red
Resort Altitude:
1800m-3550m
2014 Lift pass cost:
70CHF per adult 45CHF per child
Distance from campsite:
46 km (journey time 2.5hrs)
*Opening dates, number of lifts and pistes open are dependent on weather conditions. Please check opening times and dates before departing. Prices subject to change.
Information supplied by Saas Fee/ Saastal Tourismus and is correct at time of publication.

How to get there

To Zermatt

Zermatt is 50km from Camping Bella Tola and is a car-free resort. Private traffic is only permitted up to Täsch (5 km before Zermatt), and the road between Täsch and Zermatt is closed to private transport.

Various car parks (2,900 spaces; 2,100 of them in the Matterhorn Terminal Täsch) and uncovered parking spaces (900 spaces) are available in Täsch. Some of the multi-storey car parks also have outside parking spaces, and offer a taxi service to and from Zermatt.

The Matterhorn Gotthard Railway has shuttle trains which run between Täsch and Zermatt every 20 minutes. A 12 minute train journey takes you to the Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt – at the heart of the Matterhorn village.

To get to the ski lifts from the station at Bahnhofplatz you can either walk or take public transport. There are 2 bus lines, a green and a red, which circle Zermatt. The green line is the Skibus which runs every 8 minutes between the train station and the bottom ski lift stations. Or take an electric taxi ride from the train station which costs around 20CHF.

From the bottom lift stations there are 3 lifts to get to the summer ski area -2 Matterhorn Express gondolas followed by 1 cable car from Trockener Steg to the Matterhorn glacier paradise. Please note: The estimated total journey time from Camping Bella Tola to the top of the glacier, including time to park, obtain train tickets, take train, ski hire and gondola ride, is around 3-4 hours. A very early start is definitely required to benefit from the best conditions in the morning.

To Saas Fee

Saas Fee is 46km from Camping Bella Tola and is a traffic free are. There is a large car park on the outskirts of town, from where it is a pleasant walk along the main street to the Alpin Express lift station which will take you to the funicular rail lift to the glacier. Parking in the summer months is around 15CHF for the day. To reach the glacier take the Alpin Express 1&2 cable cars and then the Metro Alpin gondola.

Please note the total estimated journey time from the campsite to Sass Fee ski resort is about 2.5hrs

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Climate

The typical climate in during the summer months is between 22-25 degrees in the valleys and is refreshingly cooler on the slopes.

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Ski equipment

If you’d like a hand with sorting out ski hire our Holiday Couriers on parc will be happy to help you, phoning ski hire companies we have relationships with locally. This means they will be expecting your arrival and you’ll be fitted with all the necessary gear quicker so you have maximum time on the slopes - plus you’ll receive a Eurocamp customer discounted price.

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