Zermatt ski lifts will operate fully this winter

Ski lifts to remain open for the 2020-21 winter season!

The Swiss government confirmed yesterday (Friday December 4th) that all ski lifts and mountain railways in Zermatt will be open during the the coming season: the Swiss government has decreed them to be public transport. Just as in buses and trams, passengers will be required to wear a mask, there will be social distancing in the lines, hand sanitizers, and regular disinfection of all surfaces. Additionally, in enclosed cabins and train carriages the number of passengers will be limited to 2/3 of total capacity.

For the time being the Cervinia sector in Italy is closed, probably until early January. However, with more than 200km of runs across three mountain sectors, the Zermatt ski area is still one of the five best in the world.

Furthermore, the Zermatt lift company is offering flexible re-booking for Covid related cancellations, as are we.

Swiss Travel & Quarantine Information

Switzerland has a responsive approach to travel restrictions. You only need to quarantine if coming from a country whose Covid incidence rate per 100,000 is 60 or more above the Swiss rate. Currently travelers from almost all Schengen countries, and the UK and Ireland, can enter Switzerland without needing to self-isolate. The exceptions are:

Andorra, Poland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Slovenia, and certain areas of Italy and Austria. For full and updated information please check this Swiss government website.

For Zermatt specific up to date official information about Covid measures, head to the Covid information page from the Zermatt Tourist Office.

Flexible Stays

This winter we want to guarantee you all a safe arrival and departure. Therefore we do not have any strict arrival and departure requirements for many dates. You can also arrive easily during the week and enjoy your winter holiday for 7 days or more in one of our beautiful chalets. For organisational reasons, we usually have to stick to Saturdays and / or Sundays for catered stays or with breakfast only. But exceptions prove the rules, so it is best to contact us and let us know your requirements.

Covid Measures

We are implementing all official health and safety recommendations relating to Covid-19. For details please see our Covid measures page.