Zermatt in short
Zermatt is expecially popular with advanced skiers, who are in their element on the steep, challenging slopes in this ski area at the foot of the Matterhorn (4478m). As if the black runs and moguls weren't enough, there is a wealth of off-piste terrain just waiting to be explored by competent skiers and snowboarders. It's even possible to go heli-skiing at Zermatt! The ski slopes around the Klein Matterhorn in the Zermatt ski area are more suitable for beginner skiers. Thanks to the high-altitude glacier slopes, Zermatt enjoys reliable snow cover and stays open for skiing almost all year long.
The majestic Matterhorn in Switzerland stands out in all its beauty and can be admired from the slopes in Zermatt's ski area. Here, everyone will find ski runs adapted to their abilities, from gentle nursery slopes to black runs and freestyle ski areas for the real experts. Zermatt is also linked to the ski resorts of Valtournenche and Breuil-Cervinia in Italy. Intermediate skiers are spoilt for choice in Zermatt and will enjoy the run down to Cervinia in Italy. There is a great choice of restaurants up on the slopes in the Zermatt ski resort, with more than 30 establishments with wonderful mountain views. Zermatt's ski area really is extremely versatile with something for all types of winter sports fans. Definitely a ski resort for the bucket list!!
Highlight: 17km valley run down the Klein Matterhorn
One of the most beautiful pistes at Zermatt is without a doubt the 17km valley run from the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. The descent is not too difficult and should be within the ability range of most skiers. You get to the top of the run by taking the highest 3S lift in the world to a height of 3883m. After enjoying the view and taking a moment to get acclimatised, it is time to descend no less than 2200m. You ski through an amazing environment, against the backdrop of the mighty Matterhorn. Not only is the descent from the Klein Matterhorn to Zermatt one of the longest, it's also one of the most beautiful pistes in the Alps.
Highest 3S cableway in the world
In the 2018-19 winter ski season, Zermatt unveiled the highest 3S cable car in the world. The new cable car brings skiers and snowboarders from the Trockener Steg station to the top station of the Klein Matterhorn (3883m), in the heart of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. The journey measures 3.6km in total and takes just 9 minutes, greatly facilitating access to the Klein Matterhorn. With a carrying capacity of 2000 people an hour, the 3S cable car ensures queues are not an issue for skiers looking to reach the Klein Matterhorn.