Altitude: 1620 Meters

Zermatt in short

  • 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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Amazing and lively. Zermatt is a great resort. All the runs are brilliant and the view of the Matterhorn will blow you away. There is always a lot of snow and n...

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Zermatt

Restaurants 161 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 57 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 7 Concert hall
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Zermatt

No. of ski schools 8Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessonsYes, price on request
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessonsYes, price on request
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiingYes, price on request

 Book ski schools in Zermatt online

Skiing-Kids 22 Offers available
Skiing-Adults 18 Offers available
Snowboarding 6 Offers available
Freeride 5 Offers available
Park-&-Freestyle 3 Offers available
Telemark 2 Offers available

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 Facilities Zermatt

No. of hotels 108 Supermarkets 4
Total no. of hotel beds 7166 Banks
Total no. of beds 18365

 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 362 (km)
Blue slopes 72 km
Red slopes 226 km
Black slopes 64 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (47 )
Drag lifts 2
Chair lifts 32
Gondala lifts 13
Train 1
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