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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.

Resort Statistics

Iglu Ski in Zermatt
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 19
Intermediates 33
Advanced 15
Total Runs 67
Good for
  • Off piste
  • Families
  • Non-skiers
  • Groups
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Resort Statistics
Resort Altitude 1620m
Highest Lift 3820m
Total Piste 313km
Longest Run 17km
Directions of Slopes All
Uphill Capacity 64500
Total Lifts 71
Gondolas/Cable cars 23
Chairlifts 14
Drag Lifts 34
Snow Parks 2

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
  • Sledding
  • Ice-sports
  • Tobogganing
  • Ski Tours
  • Free-riding
  • Heli-skiing
  • Electronic Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Curling and Ice-stick
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Mountain excursions
  • Winter hiking
  • Paragliding

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.