Lying under the world famous Matterhorn, one of the most photographed mountains in the world, Zermatt is an idyllic town offering something for everyone.
As one of the highest resorts in the Alps and with almost one third of the 4,000 metre mountains in the Alps grouped around the world famous town, Zermatt provides an excellent skiing destination.
Zermatt is also famous for its mountain gastronomy and the high standard of restaurants on offer is world class. Some of the finest luxury chalets and hotels are located in Zermatt, check out our handpicked selection for further details.
The resort places high value on ecology; it is a car-free town, using only electric cars as well as state of the art solar and hydroelectric technology to power its lift systems and refuges.
Zermatt is known as one of the best ski areas in the Alps thanks to its outstanding 313km of groomed pistes. Linked with Cervinia, Italy, Zermatt offers access to three main ski areas; Rothorn (3103m), Gornergrat (3,405m) and Klein Matterhorn (3,820m). These areas are extremely well connected with 71 lifts, cable cars and railways.
Skiing in Zermatt is a fantastic experience where you will be surrounded by some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Zermatt has 38 mountains over 4000m, high altitude snow and is known for sunny days.
All abilities are well provided for. For the younger guests there are ski/play areas at Sunnegga and Schwarzee. There are 15 runs designed for beginners, and intermediates can enjoy wide open pistes and tracks through picturesque pine forests.
Zermatt is the perfect place for heli-skiing, especially the descent from Monte Rosa; 16km of fresh tracks over glaciers and snow fields.
Geneva: 3 hour 15 minutes
Sion: 1 hour 30 minutes
Zurich: 3 hour 40 minutes