FAQ about Zermatt

Here you find some of the most common questions, and of course answers to them, that people usually have about Zermatt regarding the trip there, skiing, things to do, accommodation etc.

Can I see the Matterhorn from Zermatt?

Certainly, Zermatt is famous for its stunning views of the Matterhorn, one of the most iconic mountains in the world.

Can I take a helicopter tour to see the Matterhorn?

Yes, Zermatt offers helicopter tours that provide a unique aerial perspective of the Matterhorn and the surrounding Alps.

Is Zermatt car-free?

Yes, Zermatt is a car-free town, which contributes to its peaceful and charming atmosphere. Only electric vehicles and horse-drawn carriages are allowed within the town.

What are some non-skiing activities to enjoy in Zermatt?

Apart from skiing, Zermatt offers activities like hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, and exploring the picturesque town with its charming shops and restaurants.

What is the Gornergrat railway?

The Gornergrat railway is a cogwheel train that takes visitors from Zermatt to Gornergrat, a mountain ridge offering spectacular panoramic views of the Matterhorn and surrounding peaks.

What is the highest point accessible by cable car in Zermatt?

The Klein Matterhorn, at 3,883 meters (12,740 feet), is the highest point accessible by cable car in Zermatt.

What is the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise?

The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is a popular attraction and the highest cable car station in Europe, offering stunning views and access to year-round skiing.

What is the Zermatt Unplugged music festival and when is it usually?

Zermatt Unplugged is an annual music festival typically takes place in early April, embracing the spring season when the weather is milder, and the days are longer. The festival showcases acoustic performances by a wide range of international and local artists, celebrating the beauty of music in an unplugged and intimate setting. It is a unique and prestigious event that attracts music enthusiasts from around the world.

During the Zermatt Unplugged festival, artists from various genres, such as folk, pop, rock, and blues, take to the stages in Zermatt's iconic venues, offering a diverse musical experience. The festival aims to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere, with artists performing their music in a stripped-down and acoustic style.

How much does a ski pass cost in Zermatt?

A ski pass in Zermatt for one day of skiing is 103.00 CHF (107.30 EUR) for adults. The daily price for youth is 87.00 CHF (90.63 EUR), and you pay 52.00 CHF (54.17 EUR) per day for kids.

Does Zermatt have any ski rental shops?

We currently have 5 stores that have ski and snowboard equipment rentals in and around Zermatt. Read more about the stores and find the one closest to your accommodation here.

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