The world’s most photographed mountain, the Matterhorn, has to be on everyone’s bucket list.
Zermatt is only a few hours away from the international airports of Zurich, Geneva and Basel not to mention that it has its own heliport, which is operated by the Air Zermatt company. The Matterhorn ski paradise is not only the Alpine region’s highest skiing area, but also the best developed in the world, open 365 days a year.
Guests conveniently reach the centre of the alpine village by train. Zermatt has always been car-free. Walking is the transport of choice, both during summer and winter, or you can take a horse carriage or one of the small electric taxis that take the guests’ luggage through the narrow streets to the hotels and holiday apartments.
November 25, 2017 to April 22, 2018
With 360km of runs, the most impressive mountain in the Alps creates an unprecedented fascination from any vantage point: From Rothorn you can enjoy a picture postcard view, on Schwarzsee you can almost touch the Matterhorn, and the Matterhorn glacier paradise allows you to soar towards the legendary mountain.
Matterhorn ski paradise is the highest winter sports area in the Alps. Apart from guaranteed snow conditions, the region is one of the best-developed and extensive ski resorts anywhere in the world. Skiing and snowboarding 365 days a year – something this unique destination, straddling the border between Switzerland and Italy, pulls off with international flair.
With 108 hotels ranging from lodges to 5 star hotels (5), Zermatt offers something for every budget although the majority of hotels are 3 and 4 star (87 total).
Zermatt‘s first attractions are skiing, hiking or just enjoying the spectacular view of the majestic Matterhorn. But you will also be tempted by the numerous shops. The shopping opportunities in the exclusive boutiques along the main street offer a vast array of souvenirs. From the finest in Swiss watches to the classic Swiss army knife, you will have no trouble finding an authentic souvenir for yourself or someone back home. And of course, you can buy Swiss chocolate everywhere.
Horu Trophy Zermatt – the Horu Trophy is one of Europe’s largest Open Air Curling-Tournaments (January).
Matterhorn Ultraks Skialp – ski tour races in breathtaking mountain scenery (March/April every two years).
Patrouille des Glaciers – a cult ski mountaineering race from Zermatt to Verbier via Arolla (April, every other year).
Zermatt Unplugged – international stars at the Matterhorn (April).
|Languages spoken||German, French, Italian|
|Currency used||CHF (Swiss Franc)|
Train to Zermatt from:
Interlaken: 2 hrs
Zurich airport: 3.5 hrs
Geneva airport: 3.5 hrs
Milan airport: 4 hrs
|Linked ski area|
Matterhorn Ski Paradise (3 resorts)
Zermatt - Cervinia - Valtournenche
Zermatt - 76 runs (13 blues, 42 reds, 16 yellows, 5 blacks) - 200km of runs.
Cervinia - 46 runs (11 blues, 28 reds, 7 blacks) - 105km of runs.
Valtournenche - 23 runs (9 blues, 12 reds, 2 blacks) - 55km of runs.
Total runs: 145 (360 km)
|Number of lifts||54|