Zermatt, at the heart of lovely Switzerland, lies at the foot of the Matterhorn at 1,620 meters altitude. Here you will find Europe's highest located skiing area at about 3,900 meters. Hence, Zermatt offers summer skiing and is also a very good area for excellent snow coverage.

Zermatt is part of Matterhorn Ski Paradise with the four areas Rothorn , Gornergrat , Schwarzsee and Cervinia .

The area is covered by over 70 lifts and 115 pistes, including Cervinia which is very nearby and located in Italy, but part of the same ski lift system. The area is top-modern and state of the art.

Summer skiing in the Alps

During the summer there is a popular area for summer skiing with about 20 ski pistes, which turns Zermatt into the biggest place in the world for off-season skiing. Zermatt is open 365 days a year. You ski on top of a glacier to stick to the ski slopes.

Zermatt village

Zermatt does not allow car traffic, only electronically powered vehicles and horse sleighs. The village is incredibly charming and cozy.

However, this is a very popular ski resort and you can notice it all over. You can find basically all you want and need such as Mc Donald’s, a big array of good restaurants and after-ski hangout places such as for instance Papperla Pub and Hotel Post.

Activities in Zermatt

This is paradise for the active visitor. Skiing,snowboarding, ice climbing and rock climbing, hiking, helicopter skiing and paragliding. Normally you stand good chances of sunshine and the food is tasty and interesting. You are bound to have a good vacation!

Flights to Zermatt

Fly to Zurich or Geneva and continue by train or rental car. From Zurich you should expect around 3,5 hours by car or about 5 hours by train. From Geneva, expect around 3 hours by car or 3,5 by train.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Rent ski equipment

Book your ski equipment in Zermatt before you leave and save up to 50% compared to rent when you get there.

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Ski schools

Do you want to improve your skiing or simply learn to ski or snowboard? Through our partner CheckYeti you will find 26 different classes and instructors in Zermatt who can help you with this, in addition with the possibility to get up to 15% discount on the normal price. Many of the classes also have free cancellation.

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There are 151 restaurants in Zermatt with 44 different types of kitchens, the most popular being European, Swiss and Central European.

Hotel & accommodations

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