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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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • 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.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 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

With Matterhorn views, Zermatt’s accommodation spans cutting-edge design hotels to traditional lodges and good value apartments. Most are convenient to the lifts and shops but few offer ski-in ski-out.

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.

Offers

See our Zermatt offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224 062 or request a quotation.

Reviews

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If you’ve recently returned from this resort, we’d love to hear from you.

If no reviews are available yet, ask for first-hand advice from Ski Safari staff who have visited this resort. Call us on 01273 224 062.

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15/02/2016 Noel Salmon

Tough ski - Loved it

15/02/2016 Ewen Cameron

Excellent. There would have lots of touring and off-piste opportunities if the conditions had been better.

27/02/2015 Theresa Johnson

Excellent resort, great ski area and great après ski.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

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To celebrate 20 years of Ski Safari, our team spent a weekend in Switzerland. Heli-adventures were the high point - even for the non-skiers among us. Here, we relive the best bits. Zermatt is considered Switzerland’s most iconic Swiss ski resort, and there was nowhere more fitting to visit for our...

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10th June 2016 - Kat Bouch

I joined Ski Safari one year ago as part of the Scandinavian & European Sales Team. I’d skied extensively over Europe and North America, but had never been to Scandinavia. We pride ourselves on our first-hand experience of the ski resorts we sell, so it was imperative for me to start my...

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