Zermatt in brief

loop The village photo Zermatt (© Zermatt Tourismus: Leander Wenger)
  • 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.

general infoGeneral info

Residents 5640
Car-free center yes
Resort altitude 1620 m
Ski area altitude 1515-3820 m

Snowplaza evaluationSnowplaza evaluation

Cross-country skiing
Families & Children
Price level
Winter hiking

apres-skiAprès-ski and nightlife in Zermatt

Restaurants 155
Bars & pubs 50
Nightclubs 7
Cinemas 1
Theater -
Casino -
Concert hall yes

skischolenSki Schools and ski lesson in Zermatt

Number of ski schools 7
Number of instructors 0
Instruction slope yes
English speaking instructors yes
Private ski lessons yes, price on request
Group ski lessons 5 days, 22 hours, € 288
Snowboard lessons 5 days, 23 hours, € 313
Cross-country ski lessons yes, price on request

faciliteitenFacilities in Zermatt

Number of hotels 116
Number of hotel beds 7506
Total beds in the village 23197
Supermarkets 3
Bank yes

tourist officeTourist information for Zermatt

Zermatt Tourismus
0041 - 27 - 9668100

Email: info@zermatt.ch
Website: www.zermatt.ch

afstandenTransfer times for Zermatt

From the motorway 30 km - 30 minutes drive
Railway station directly at the village (by bus)
Airport 244 km from Genève (by bus)

ChildrenZermatt for children

Childcare yes
Ski/childcare yes
Merry go round yes
Conveyor lift yes
Children's chairlift yes

wellnessOther activities in Zermatt

Public sauna -
Fitness center yes
Public solarium yes
Massage yes
Spa -
Indoor Swimming Pool -
Hot air ballooning -
Paragliding yes
Indoor tennis yes
Squash yes
Hiking yes, 50 km
Torchlit descent yes
Indoor ice skating -
Outdoor ice skating yes
Curling yes
Snowrafting -
Dog sledding -
Snow scooter -
Tobogganing yes
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