Zermatt Ski Holidays

Seeing the Matterhorn on a clear day has to be one of the most spectacular sights in Switzerland. And with the historic old town, Zermatt is one of the most traditional Swiss resorts you’ll find.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia
Seeing the Matterhorn on a clear day has to be one of the most spectacular sights in Switzerland. And with the historic old town, Zermatt is one of the most traditional Swiss resorts you’ll find.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia

Summary

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Beginner
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Intermediate
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities

Crowned by the Matterhorn, with diverse terrain and gourmet restaurants, Zermatt is in a class of its own.

Switzerland’s most famous resort holds legendary status, with scenic slopes that flow into Italy. And if you dream of heli-skiing and untracked off-piste, this is arguably the best place in Europe.

Surrounded by 4,000-metre peaks, snow-sure slopes sweep beneath the glacier and iconic Matterhorn, giving breathtaking views as you carve above the tree line. The long runs into Cervinia (in Italy) are well worth it, just don't miss the last lift back - the taxi ride is expensive!

The resort’s stylish hotels and lounge bars fringe the old town, where horse-drawn sleighs jingle down narrow lanes. A mix of old and new, Zermatt is a prosperous place, with more designer boutiques and Michelin stars than most - for a special meal, try the local specialties at Le Mazot.

A year-round resort, Zermatt’s non-ski activities are particularly good, with the Alpine museum and scenic helicopter flights top of our list. To extend your Zermatt ski holiday, the famous Glacier Express train travels directly to St Moritz - an unforgettable combination for a Glacier Express Ski Safari.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224062 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Zermatt Resort Guide

Make the most of your Zermatt ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
All year
Nearest airport
Zurich / Geneva
Flight time
1 hour 30 minutes
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
3 hours 30 minutes
Transport
Transfer, rail, car hire
Elevation
3899 m
Vertical drop
2279 m
Avg snowfall
10-13 ft
Ski area
360 km
Ski lifts
65
Runs
121
Grade
18% advanced
60% intermediate
22% beginner

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

Zermatt’s accommodation spans cutting-edge design hotels to traditional lodges and good value apartments. Most are conveniently located in town within a short walk of shuttles and lifts, but few offer ski-in ski-out. At the 4*+ Matterhorn Focus we highly recommend upgrading to a Deluxe Room for floor to ceiling windows with Matterhorn views.

We’ve stayed at or visited all of our Zermatt accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Slopes
  • Half Board Available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
At the foot of the Matterhorn, the contemporary Hotel Matterhorn Focus offers a very special experience.
Hotel Bristol Exterior
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
Hotel Bristol is a popular family run hotel within walking distance of the lifts and right in the centre of the village.

Reviews

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09/03/2017 Jane Sellman

Pretty but vibrant town. Matterhorn provided majestic views and a real feeling of being in a mountain resort. Focus hotel was great ... Adjacent to gondola and ski rental. Great breakfast, spacious rooms. Pool and outdoor jacuzzi fab. Great accessibility to all areas of the mountain for skiers of all abilities. Great to have a cruising red run from all the peaks. Even though there was no fresh snow skiing remained good all week. Good for families, ski school excellent. Good choice of restaurants and excellent shopping. High end feel without being exclusive.

22/02/2017 nigel grunshaw

For us oldies with youngsters it is a good mix of piste grades though lack of off piste due to snow conditions slightly reduced challenge for our best skier. Eating out expensive and required some pre booking - trip advisor not always right!

15/02/2016 Noel Salmon

Tough ski - Loved it

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