Dent d'Hérens - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Dent d'Hérens
The Dent d'Hérens is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, located west of the Matterhorn, along the border between the ' Italy and Switzerland. The watershed between Valtournenche and Valpelline begins on the Italian side from the top of the mountain. On the Swiss side, the mountain dominates the Zmutt Glacier.
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4.19km from Dent d'Hérens
The Matterhorn Region or canton of “Valais” is located in Southwestern Switzerland and is home to the most famous mountain in the world. The mountain overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt, in the canton of Valais. It remained unclimbed after most of the other great Alpine peaks had been attained and became the subject of an international competition for the summit. It is estimated that over 500 alpinists have died on the Matterhorn, making it one of the deadliest peaks in the world.
4.38km from Dent d'Hérens
The Matterhorn Glacier is a glacier of the Pennine Alps, also the highest cable car station in Europe, with its new restaurant, The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France, and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year. The glacier lies within the basin of the Zmutt Glacier.
5.02km from Dent d'Hérens
Plan Maison is a mountain resort in the municipality of Valtournenche in the Aosta Valley , at an altitude of 2,561 m asl . It is located in the valley Breuil within the ski area Matterhorn Ski Paradise and from there you can start to climb the Matterhorn along the Italian normal route. There are numerous slopes that descend to Breuil-Cervinia: once there were 1 and 2, two black slopes. Today these two tracks are no longer used and are not even marked on the maps. Now, skiers can use slopes 3 an
5.36km from Dent d'Hérens
The Blue Lake or Lake Layet is a lake with origins in the dam which is located just below Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley. Not far away is the bobsleigh track of Lago Blu, which from 1963 to 1991 hosted numerous international bobsleigh competitions. The lake can be reached by car or on foot from Cervinia in 5 and 20 minutes respectively. The real name is Lago Layet, but it is called Blue because some algae reflect these shades of color at the bottom of the lake.
7.24km from Dent d'Hérens
The Dent Blanche is a mountain in the Pennine Alps, lying in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is 4,357 metres -high, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The summit of Dent Blanche is an important geographic place as it is the converging point of three ridges. The three valleys separated by them are the Val d'Hérens, Val d'Anniviers, and Mattertal. The respective villages of Evolène, Zinal, and Zermatt lie approximatively at the same distance as the mountain.
8.19km from Dent d'Hérens
The Schwarzsee is a small lake near Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is located below the Matterhorn next to the mountain ridge and to the cable car station of the same name at an elevation of 2,552 m. Its surface area is 0.5 ha. A chapel dedicated to Mary of the Snows – the chapel Maria zum Schnee – lies on the edge of the lake. It can be reached by cable car from Zermatt. Tou can spend some nice time there and can experience this picturesque location and its climate.