Although ski resorts may be like ghost towns right now the slopes still need to be managed and basic day-to-day mountain ops kept on top of in anticipation of that day, hopefully not too far away, that we’re allowed to play there again. This snow-cat working on a Zermatt, Switzerland glacier got a shock this week while maintaining the slopes – falling into a deep crevasse.
While working on the side of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise piste up high on the Ober Theodul Gletscher of Zermatt, a cat driver, unfortunately, fell through a crevasse. Thankfully, the driver was ok!
Cool pictures that show that in the mountains, danger is always around the corner.
Zermatt is known throughout the world for its skiing, especially Triftji for its moguls. The high altitude results in consistent skiing continuously throughout the summer. Skiing is split up into four main areas: Sunnegga, Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn and Schwarzsee. There is also a connection to Cervinia and Valtournenche in Italy through the Plateau Rosa glacier.