Skiing & Boarding
Skiing & Snowboarding in Zermatt - Overview
Zermatt Ski Vacations
In choosing your skiing accommodation for your European ski vacation it is essential to consider what each resort has to offer. Zermatt has 3 main interconnected ski areas (over 200kms of runs) of its own and is also linked to Cervinia and Valtournenche in Italy (another 200kms of runs), together these make up the "Matterhorn Ski Paradise", one of the most exciting ski areas in all the Alps.
Click here for the ski area map to be familiar with the ski area ahead of your Zermatt ski vacation.
The mix of runs is great, scenery is breathtaking, off-piste possibilities are excellent (depending on conditions), skiing accommodation is top notch and mountain restaurants and apres-ski bars are exceptional. Few ski vacations in Europe can match what Zermatt has to offer. The highest lift is at 3,883m giving an impressive vertical drop of over 2,356m (the biggest pisted vertical in the world) and snow on the upper runs is guaranteed all year round including in summer!
To make things easy, you may order your ski-pass ahead of your Zermatt ski vacation through us: it will be waiting for you when you get there and won't cost you a penny more! No need to join the new arrival queues at the ticket office... Your passes will be waiting for you in your skiing accommodation on your arrival.
All key runs benefit from extensive snow-making equipment to boost snow conditions as needed, which together with its glaciers makes Zermatt completely snow-sure. Zermatt also has its own terrain park, boarder-cross, halfpipe and cross-country circuit. The formidable lift system minimises waiting times. Our guide can show you the way round all the ski areas and mountain restaurants or, in good conditions, provide you with endless untouched powder snow!
Your pass may include either just Zermatt or both Zermatt & Cervinia providing you with unlimited access to the whole of the Matterhorn Ski Paradise domain, click here for prices.
The Matterhorn Express lift now goes all the way from resort level to Trockener Steg at 2,900 metres altitude; this means that you can get to the heart of the Matterhorn Paradise area without changing once, enjoying a comfortable journey seated in eight-person bubbles.
Also, the Leisee additional beginners area just below Sunnega with its own lifts has proved a big hit
On the Italian side, Cervinia and Valtournenche have built 5 new high-speed chairlifts, replacing existing tows.