Zermatt in brief
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.