I am planning a trip in northern Italy in late July and found myself wanting to stay in Zermatt. It would aid my travels greatly to be able to somehow travel from Zermatt to Breuil-Cervinia. I have looked into it and I think I might be able to do it:
1) cable cars from Zermatt to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
2) ski west across Plateau Rosa
3) cable cars down to Breuil-Cervinia.
First, I am traveling carry-on only, so I would have to rent gear. My biggest concern is that I don't know if I can return my Swiss rental gear in Italy. Does anyone know of a shop that allows this?
Second, is it at all possible to do this without renting ski gear? I am a confident skier, but it would be nice not to have to deal with the whole international renting problem.
Last, will the proposed route even work? I will be doing this around July 28th. I am not sure if the cable car on the Italian side runs in the summer.
Thanks in advance for your help!