Altitude: 1620 Meters

Zermatt Summary

  • Pedestrian ski resort with solar-powered buses
  • Huge ski area with something for everybody
  • Superior hotels and restaurants

Zermatt has long been an important destination in the history of winter sports as it had already become THE mountain climbing village in Switzerland in the last century. This should not come as a surprise, bearing in mind that Zermatt is surrounded by no fewer than 38 mountain peaks that reach over 4000 metres of altitude, including the world-famous Matterhorn.

Zermatt is known to be an expensive ski resort in Switzerland, but it remains extremely popular attracting a wonderful mix of the rich and famous and hardcore mountain explorers. The pedestrian ski resort centre breathes a pleasantly rural character with its appealing wooden buildings and the narrow alleys in the old centre. Over the last few years, the ski resort of Zermatt has invested seriously in developing environmentally friendly transport in its center. This means the only traffic you will come across are electric buses, taxis and horse-drawn sleighs. The ski area of Zermatt leaves an equally positive impression. You'll find here some of the best skiing in the Alps on the 313km of ski slopes that reach up to over 3800m of altitude! The apres-ski here is rather expensive but you won't be disappointed - excellent service, food and some very attractive venues will make you feel you're getting your money's worth on your ski holidays in Zermatt.

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Cross-country skiing
Families & Children
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Visitor reviews


12 November 2015

This ski resort is very different from others I've been to. There are no hotels and apartment door to door, but an authentic sport class mountain vill...

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Zermatt

Restaurants 155 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 50 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 7 Concert hall
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Zermatt

No. of ski schools 9Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessons5 Days, 22 Hours, € 288
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons5 Days, 23 Hours, € 313
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiingYes, price on request

 Facilities Zermatt

No. of hotels 116 Supermarkets 3
Total no. of hotel beds 7506 Banks
Total no. of beds 23197

 Tourist information for Zermatt

Zermatt Tourismus
0041 - 027 - 9668100

 Distances from Zermatt

Railway station
Zermatt - by bus
Genève approx. 244 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 30 km 30 minuten by car

 Zermatt for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children

  Leisure & sports activities Zermatt

Public sauna - Footpaths 70 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness - Curling
Indoor swimming pool - Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run
Squash court -
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Ski area

Total slopes 253 (km)
Blue slopes 48 km
Red slopes 155 km
Black slopes 50 km
Ski touring 0 km
Lifts (34 )
Drag lifts 1
Chair lifts 24
Gondala lifts 9
Train 1
155 cm
10 cm
open - dicht