Zermatt (Matterhorn Ski Paradise)

Zermatt skiing

Zermatt, according to some reporters, is as near as anywhere to perfection, so long as you are an intermediate or advanced skier. With vast and varied skiing that extends via a link with Cervinia into Italy, along with awesome scenery, Zermatt really is a great resort. Let's be honest, there are better choices for complete beginners, but Zermatt DOES have beginners' slopes and a very good ski school, so don't believe those who will try telling you it's not possible to learn to ski here.

The more experienced skiers will love the 400+km of pistes and complete snow guarantee that comes with the high altitude. The Klein Matterhorn cable car is Europe's highest ski lift station at 3,820m. Ski over into Italy for a cruise around Cervinia's well maintained slopes, before heading back to the Hennustall for an apres ski beer or three!

Zermatt ski resort

With amazing restaurants both on and off the mountain, a beautiful town that is traffic free apart from the electric taxis and great nightlife to suit all tastes, life down in resort isn't too shabby either. The traffic free village is a joy to stroll around and there is high end shopping, drinking and eating to suit all! Whisper it, Zermatt even has a McDonald's...

Accommodation in Zermatt isn't just limited to 4 and 5 star hotels, lower budgets are catered for here but, in truth, Zermatt is not a destination for the penny pincher! All around, this is Switzerland's number one resort on many levels, and another destination that any serious skier must tick off their bucket list.

Attributes

Snow Sure
Great Off-Piste
Mountain Restaurants
Choice of Restaurants
Good For Non-Skiers
Large Ski Area
Extensive Shopping
Lively and Young
High Altitude
Alpine Charm
Lively Night Life
Snow Park
Good For Snowboarding

Facilities

Bowling Alley
Sports Centre
Gym
Swimming Pool
Sauna
Hot Tub
Ice Rink
Paragliding
Walking Trails
Child Care
Resort Bus

Activities

Off-Piste: Excellent
Off-Piste Guides
Off-Piste Equipment
Heliskiing
Ski Touring
Cross-Country: 8.0
Cross-Country Equipment
Dog Sledding
Sleigh Rides
Skiing & Boarding

Beginners

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboarding

Off-Piste

Lifts & Slopes
Highest Lift:
3820m
Lowest Lift:
1620m
No of lifts:
70
Total piste length:
150km
Longest run:
17km
Snow parks:
1
Snow cannons:
129
Glacier Skiing:
Off piste:
Cross country:
9km
Transfer Info:
Geneva - Coach - 3 hrs 30 mins
Sion - Coach - 1 hr 30 mins

* All times are approximate

Accommodation