Welcome to
ZERMATT

Welcome to Europe's highest ski resort.
Skiing enthusiasts from all over the world congregate in Zermatt.

Welcome to  Zermatt
At an altitude of around 3,883 metres between Zermatt and Breuil-Cervinia lies the highest ski area in Switzerland: the Matterhorn Ski Paradise. 360 kilometres of blue, red, black and yellow runs promise fantastic skiing. Guests can use modern lifts and cable cars, including the Matterhorn Glacier Ride. Winter in Zermatt promises unforgettable gourmet experiences, exciting events and magical snow days.

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Destination Info

The Swiss resort of Zermatt is located in the Southern Alps, in the German-speaking area of the Valais Canton. It is near the border with Italy and it is linked via chairlift to the neighboring Cervinia.

The Matterhorn ski paradise stretches from the Rothorn (3,103 m) via Gornergrat (3,089 m) to the Matterhorn glacier paradise (3,883 m) and Schwarzsee (2,583 m). There is a connection from Matterhorn glacier paradise to Breuil-Cervinia / Valtournenche and Val d’Aosta.

Wildly renowned as one of the best ski towns in the world, Zermatt offers perfect natural snow conditions, breathtaking scenery and a vast selection of quality hotels and restaurants.

Situated at the foot of the Matterhorn mountain, the clear mountain air is abundant and the atmosphere is relaxed and peaceful since the town itself has preserved its traditional charm by being car-free.

The dainty town can be easily explored on foot, although alternatively, there are many electric taxis for hire and electric buses which connect all the main lift stations on the valley floor.

The most convenient way to access Zermatt would be by train. The journey is quite memorable as it takes you past some of the highest mountains in Switzerland. The other option is by leaving your car 5km away at the nearby town of Tasch and then continue on by taxi.

Zermatt is the perfect place to relax and take in the magnificent outdoors, all while enjoying welcoming restaurants with traditional and international flavors, world-class spa establishments and a lively après-ski lifestyle – thus making it an overall worthwhile ski experience.

Apres Ski

What a better way to end your action-packed day on the slopes of the Matterhorn mountain, than by enjoying a night out at one of Zermatt’s many renowned après ski venues.

The options are varied and suit all preferences, whether you are looking for a full-on party scene or a quieter, more cozy environment, to relax, unwind and enjoy a drink.

Located on the lower section of the Furi-Zermatt slope, Hennu Stall is one of the liveliest – and some would say the craziest – après ski bars in the area.

For a unique experience, try the Igloo Bar & Restaurant located at the Iglu Dorf hotel.

Here you may enjoy delicious cheese fondue and an aperitif in a distinctive setting – as the name says – in an igloo! 

If you are looking for an eclectic dining experience, then a visit to Chez Vrony will be worthwhile. Located at an altitude of 2100m, you can experience amazing views and flavors at an establishment which bases its recipes on their family traditions for more than 100 years.

In the town center of Zermatt, inside the Romantik Hotel Julen, you will find the cozy, newly-renovated Julen bar-restaurant. As soon as you enter, you will notice a rustic Alpine style décor, all while delicious aromas fill the air and the fireplace crackles in the background, all contributing to the overall charm.

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SKI INFO

Zermatt Ski Terrain – Beginners

Zermatt has beginner areas is all three of its main sectors as well as several exceptional ski schools that can help new skiers transition to the next level. The best beginner’s area has to be at Leisse, just below Sunnegga, which includes three magic carpets and two rope tows. Furthermore, the easy blue slopes at Eisfluh, Findeln and Blauherd provide great terrain for building your confidence in skiing.

Zermatt Ski Terrain – Intermediates

Intermediate skiers who are building confidence will definitely have a blast exploring the extensive Zermatt ski area. The perfect place to start off with would be the Sunnegga area, which is full of nice, easy blue runs, perfect for easing your way into it. As you progress your way into the reds, you will find many runs starting from the Rothorn cable car, with longer and steeper sections. For the more confident skier, the White Hare run is a thrill. Starting at the top of the Hohtalli cable car, this 1100m vertical drops all the way down to Gant via Grunsee.

Zermatt Ski Terrain – Experts

Zermatt is an excellent resort for confident skiers. With access to some of the best off-piste terrain in the Alps, plenty of fresh snow and many challenging routes, it has it all when it comes to advance skiing. One of the most thrilling descents has to be on the Klein Matterhorn, where you can experience one of Europe’s highest pistes at 3.820km on a 25km track that will take you all the way back into the resort. Another worth mentioning, is the Stockhorn, where long, steep bumpy runs drop nearly 1000m vertical. Furthermore, if you are looking for a way to get your adrenaline pumping, in Zermatt you can experience the unique feeling of freedom that heli-skiing has to offer.

Zermatt - Snowboarders

Zermatt generally seems to be more popular amongst the ski community, however that doesn’t mean it has any less to offer to snowboarder enthusiasts. Located on the lower part of the Theodul glacier and at an altitude of 3250m, you will find one of the highest and most popular snow parks in the Alps. Offering easy access via cable car, chair lift or the new Matterhorn Glacier ride, and with perfect natural snow conditions –thanks to the glacier- it is no wonder why even the top professional freeskiers and snowboarders are spotted here! The park is approximately 1200m in length and features tunnels, hills, small jumps, rapid steep faced curves and a variety of obstacles, thus catering to the needs of all snowboarder levels.

RESORT INFO

KEY FACTS

Elevation between 1620m and 3883m / Resort height: 1620m

■ 360 km of slopes (200km in Zermatt + 160km Cervinia, Italy)

■ 52 lifts

■ 2 km blue

■ 220 km red

■ 1 km black

■ Operates from end of November to beginning of May

Day pass Zermatt / Cervinia , winter 2022-2023

Adults: CHF 83 Zermatt areas / CHF 92 Zermatt & Cervinia areas 

Youth: CHF  70 Zermatt areas / CHF 80 Zermatt & Cervinia areas

Child: CHF 45 Zermatt areas / CHF 50 Zermatt & Cervinia areas

Nearest airports:

■ Geneva airport: 235 km / ~2h.55m

■ Zurich airport: 260 km / ~3h.55m

Towns worth visiting:     

■ Montreux: 145 km / 2h10m

■ Interlaken: 110km / 2h30m

■ Bern: 137km / 2h40m 

■ Matterhorn museum

■ Gorner gorge

■ Glacier Palace

■ Zermatt Forest fun park

■ Randa Suspension bridge

WINTER ACTIVITIES

■ Skiing & Cross country skiing

■ Snowboarding

■ Sledging

■ Snowshoeing

■ Winter hiking

■ Curling

■ Igloo village

■ Heli skiing

■ Paragliding

■ Tobogganing

■ Husky sleigh rides

■ Electronic clay pigeon shooting