Ski Holidays in Zermatt, Switzerland
Zermatt, Switzerland is a traditional resort with one of the most stunning backdrops of any resort (the Matterhorn), overlooked by one of the most iconic mountain peaks, Zermatt is a winter wonderland resort which non-skiers will love just as much as their skiing partners.
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Skiing in Zermatt
The extensive ski area links with Cervinia, just over the border in Italy, which those on a budget may find a more affordable option. and has some of the finest skiing for intermediates and advanced.
Reaching 3,820m at the highest point, Zermatt offers 200km of pistes for all abilities as well as some fantastic off-piste options.
The resort is now linked with Cervinia, adding a further 150km of runs for you to explore. Beginners have the advantage of learning on nursery slopes high up on the mountain whilst Intermediates have mile after mile of red runs with beautiful views.
Heli-skiing is an option for experts, as are the itineraries and off-piste routes, whilst the Gravity Park is a great option for those wanting to hone their tricks. Non-skiers can enjoy cleared walks on the mountain too, and the Klein Matterhorn has a viewing platform as well as the highest glacier palace in the world.
Snow conditions in Zermatt
Snow coverage at Zermatt is well-known for being good, making it a sure bet for those keen on booking a holiday at a resort with consistent conditions. The pistes are also equipped with snow making facilities for further coverage during the end of the season when snow is at its lowest which mean guaranteed skiing throughout the whole season.
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Zermatt
Bahnhofstrasse, the lively main street, is lined with a fantastic variety of stylish shops, restaurants and bars.
For a special dinner, reserve a table at the Michelin-starred Heimberg, or for a more low-key evening try Schwyzer Stuebbli in the Schweizerhof Hotel where you can also enjoy live Swiss music from 5pm each day. Warm up by the fire at Chami Bar in the Pollux whilst enjoying a glass of wine or perhaps a glass of Swiss Highland single malt whisky!
Other activities include:
- Winter Hiking
- Ski Tours
- Electronic Clay Pigeon Shooting
- Curling and Ice-stick
- Cross-country skiing
- Mountain excursions
- Winter hiking
Transfer time in Zermatt
Arriving by train, the only transport options in the car-free town are electro cars or beautiful horse-drawn carriages which add to the winter wonderland appeal.
We chose to stay here because we'd visited the bar area and loved it so much that we booked a room for the year after. Warm, cosy and quirky with loads of space for everyone, the hotel is very central, a bit of a trek for the skiing but most of the hotels have the same journey for the skiing. The pool was fab for after skiing and just before we went out and the staff were really friendly. I'd go back again.
Apres Ski: 5/5
Accommodation & Value: 5/5
Mr. Adrian Scott
Zermatt is one of the most picturesque resorts in Europe! Clean air due to the location in the valley and the regulation against cars etc. Great runs connected with modern clean lift network. Excellent restaurant choice both on the mountain and in the village
Apres Ski: 5/5