- Family Friendly
- Village Charm
- Non-Ski Activities
Crowned by the Matterhorn, Zermatt is in a class of its own. With steep terrain and gourmet restaurants, it’s a must for experienced skiers.
Switzerland’s most famous resort holds legendary status, with challenging terrain flowing 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 run to Cervina (in Italy) is worth the thigh-burn, and dining in the elite mountain restaurants is a highlight.
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, the local specialties at La Mazot are sensational.
A year-round resort, Zermatt’s amenities and 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 from the resort to Davos/Klosters and St Moritz - an unforgettable combination for a Swiss Ski Safari.