Skiing in Zermatt
Zermatt conjures up images of chocolate box houses, great snow, fantastic scenery and of course the towering Matterhorn looking down on you at all times. Well, all of the above is pretty much true, however Zermatt has so much more to offer too.
Coming to Zermatt for a winter holiday is unique - if you are expecting a 'ski in/ski out' kind of resort...this place isn't for you. If you want to experience a 'real' mountain experience though, this is pretty much right up your street.
The resort is car free and upon your arrival at the railway station you will immediately feel that you are somewhere quite special. Either take one of the 'Electro' taxi's or the electric bus to your accommodation, get settled in, then kick back and get ready to experience a winter holiday like no other. In 2013 it was voted "most sutainable winter destination in Switzerland" - for the second time!
Skiing & Boarding in Zermatt
The resort is high, with the village at 1620m above sea level, so the skiing is even higher.
The 350km of piste skiing is split into 3 main areas, Klein Matterhorn, the Gonergrat and the Sunnegga/Rothorn area with it's new funicular. All areas offer great conditions, with slopes of varying directions and degrees of difficulty, so whatever the conditions, you're sure to find a slope to suit. The off piste in Zermatt is legendary, however, don't forget you are in a high mountain environment, so you should never venture off piste without a guide. For a change of scene & if you have strong mountain legs, consider a day out in Cervinia too, lovely, forgiving wide cruise-y runs.
You could stay in Cervinia too - see Ski Resort of Cervina
The Zermatt ski area caters for everyone - if you are a boarder, the board park and half pipe on the Gornergrat area are where you should head for, and if moguls are your preference, head over to the Triftji part of the mountain.
After a hard mornings activity, wherever you are, you can be assured of fantastic mountain food to warm you up. Zermatt area boasts over 56 different mountain restaurants where you can rest your legs and take in some sustenance. Most restaurants aren't cheap, but do offer amazing options.
Staying in Zermatt
We offer a range of chalets, hotels and apartments
Doing more in Zermatt
Zermatt also offers much to the non-skiers in your party. There are many winter walking paths available and tickets to the mountain restaurants can be purchased either on a day basis or a weekly unlimited 'pedestrian' pass. Additionally, many hours can be idled away walking along the main 'Bahnhof Strasse' either people watching or taking in some of the fantastic shops. For those who wish to experience the heights of Zermatt, take a trip up to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, where you can visit the newly renovated glacier palace (built into the glacier), or make the most of the highest viewing platform in Europe, with it's 360 degree panorama.
After a hard day of activity, there is no time for sleep, whilst this is not a night life hot spot, there are 173 bars, restaurants and places to dance in until the small hours, however, do watch your noise levels, after 10pm, the 'shhh' police will be out, so come home quietly!
Other activities include paragliding, skidoos & helicopter trips
Fly to Geneva and take the train or fly to Sion and we will arrange your transfer - new flight option to Sion with Powdair - worth considering.....
Got some questions about the resort?
Call us on 0203 137 7678; email us your questions or;
- see the accommodation
- see other Swiss ski resorts