Winter & Skiing
Why Visit Zermatt, Switzerland?
The Matterhorn village in the heart of the Swiss alps
Regarded by many as Switzerland's top ski resort and by those in the know as the world's best, Zermatt is extremely picturesque, car-free and offers spectacular views of the Matterhorn and 28 other 4,000 metre peaks surrounding the mountain village. Known as the "Matterhorn Ski Paradise" the united Zermatt, Cervinia and Valtournenche ski areas offer one of the largest skiable domains in the world.
In addition to unrivalled winter sports opportunities, Zermatt offers a charming and bustling village, high mountain scenery, easy winter hiking trails, gourmet mountain restaurants, old churches, a sense of history, lively apres-ski, sophisticated live music, child-care and much much more. In a nutshell: it ticks more boxes than any other resort we know; we chose Zermatt after having skiied in all the best resorts of the world.
Zermatt's top lift is the Alps' highest at 3,800 metres, giving the world's biggest pisted vertical of 2,359 metres. All year round glacier skiing and extensive snow making on the lower slopes guarantee snow from top to bottom throughout the season. The runs are well groomed and varied, offering both pleasure and challenge for beginners, intermediates and experts alike. There is more skiing than can be possibly done in one week. With the assistance of the local mountain guides, the terrain also offers near to infinite off-piste opportunities and the Alps' most extensive heli-ski operation.
Other highlights of your stay will of course include the best selection of mountain restaurants in the world and an explosive après-ski vibe. One can enjoy live music of a variety of kinds be it in mountain huts during the day or trendy jazz-clubs and piano bars in the evening.
When you need a break from skiing, there are a multitude of other activities, for example, take one of the many fantastic walks that lead into lost and forgotten hamlets nestled deep in the Alpine forests and let that mountain scenery take away all your cares.