Zermatt ski resort is one of the most renowned world-class resorts in the Alps. As a winter resort with an enviable snow record, superb skiing, stunning luxury ski chalets and a nightlife scene to match…A ski holiday in Zermatt has pretty much everything you could ask for!
Zermatt is a car-free resort making a luxury holiday to the swiss ski resort of Zermatt a truly unique experience. With free electric buses that connect all the main lift stations on the valley floor, the Zermatt ski area is easily accessible. There are also plenty of electric taxis for hire. Travelling to Zermatt is an experience in itself; visitors get to Zermatt by a short ride on the iconic red Zermatt train which leaves from the hamlet of Täsch, it's a truly breathtaking journey. From here-in you will be stunned by a winter paradise, with horse-drawn sleighs in the streets of Zermatt village and Zermatt's surrounding mountain peaks including the iconic Matterhorn.
The Matterhorn Ski Paradise which is accessed with your Zermatt ski pass is an extensive ski area, stretching from the Rothorn Paradise (3103m) and Gornergrat (3089m) to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (Klein Matterhorn, 3883m) and Schwarzsee Paradise (2583m). The Zermatt lift pass also connects you to the Italian ski resort of Breuil-Cervinia, meaning you can enjoy a ski into Italy for lunch,
Skiing in Zermatt is exceptional for many reasons. Zermatt has the highest ski resort lift access point in Europe, and Zermatt snow conditions are amongst the best in Europe. The ski area includes ski resorts in Switzerland and Italy. With lots of good red run skiing in the Rothorn area amongst others, Zermatt is an ideal resort for intermediate skiers. For advanced skiers, there are many challenges to enjoy. The National, one of the longest black runs in the Alps, runs from the Blauherd back almost to resort level and is an exhilarating test when skiing Zermatt. There is also the No. 59 piste in Zermatt/Cervinia that has a vertical drop of 250m in a distance of just over 750 metres. Its steepest point is a 65% gradient. No worries for novice skiers in Zermatt though, there are well groomed pistes that will suit your level.
The après-ski in Zermatt Village is tough to beat. With over 100 restaurants in Zermatt to choose from as well as dozens of bars and nightclubs there is something to meet the requirements of every group's Zermatt ski holiday.
These restaurants offer a wide range of food from high-quality cuisine to traditional Swiss, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food. If you are looking for something to eat whilst still out on the pistes then there are over 50 mountain restaurants in Zermatt to consider.
If you are a non-skier in Zermatt or if you are looking for more than just skiing, there are endless options available to you. Zermatt village offers a top-class shopping experience. Centred around Bahnhofstrasse there is an amazing variety of shops. For entertainment choices in Zermatt, you could consider the Vernissage which is a cinema, concert venue and club, all in one. There are also a number of pools and wellness facilities in Zermatt, as well a museum and sport centre.
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|Airport Transfer Time
||Sion 1½ hours, Zurich 3 hours, Geneva 4 hours