Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. This picturesque alpine town is a car-free zone,helping to preserve its original character.
Home to the highest observation deck in the Alps with a 360-degree panorama across France and Italy overlooking 38 4000m+ peaks and 14 glaciers, Zermatt is undoubtedly one of Switzerland's best winter resorts. Snowboarders and freestylers are able to hone their skills in the Snowpark Zermatt in which Olympic hopefuls also train. A crossover to the Italian ski region of Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche is possible from the Matterhorn glacier paradise / Theodulpass.
Ideal as a ski destination for beginners to experts and families, every expectation of a traditional winter Alpine destination is met here. Views? Check. Stunning picture-book scenery? Check. Cosy Swiss chalets? Check. And finally, impressive ski slopes? CHECK!
With 200km of pistes, a slick lift system, extensive off-pistes and outstanding mountain restaurants, Zermatt’s glacier is open all year round for skiing and snowboarding (weather permitting, of course).
- Village charm
- Views of the Matterhorn
|Season||December to April (glacier is open year round)|
|Average Snowfall||3.9 m|
|Vertical Drop||2,279 m|
|Ski Area||360 km of skiable terrain|
|Terrain||22% beginner, 60% intermediate, 18% advanced|
The accommodation at Zermatt is mostly based in the pedestrian village of Zermatt, located a short walk from lifts. It ranges from small but stylish hotels in the heart of Zermatt to more luxury boutique hotels.