Zermatt Ski Resort
At a Glance
- Chocolate box traditional Swiss charm
- Stunning location
- Unique car-free resort centre
- Advanced skiers playground
- Easy access from Geneva via rail
- Great apres-ski
- Transfer from Geneva 3.5 hours
- Resort altitude 1620m
- Skiing altitude 1620-3820m
- Pistes 383km
- Flights from Gatwick
Dominated by the mighty Matterhorn, this historic climbing town is both snow-sure and super-chic, combining an abundance of Alpine charm with discreet A-list appeal and the unmistakeable smell of heritage. Zermatt village dates back to the Middle Ages, and today ancient barns sit alongside tastefully modern hotels, while the car-free policy preserves the peace. The electric taxi's are quite unique and operate 24/7 - a great way to get around the town.
The lift and resort transport system is very 21st century, offering hi-tech convenience with minimal environmental impact. The skiing is extensive and varied, most suited to intermediates and experts who can challenge themselves on over 300 kilometres of the highest north and west-facing slopes in Europe. There are three separate ski areas and a delightful drop down into Cervinia in Italy for a day trip with a difference. For the expert skier, the heli-skiiing and the long mogul fields at Triftji are “the stuff of dreams” according to the Where to Ski and Snowboard Guide. Away from the slopes you can enjoy apres-ski promenading, serious designer retail therapy, outdoor skating, indoor swimming, horse drawn sleigh-rides and exclusive spa treatments.
As if all this were not enough, Zermatt is also the gourmet capital of mountain restaurants, with no less than 38 establishments offering everything from fondue to finest Italian prosciutto crudo and foie gras, many of them with views onto some of the most stunning scenery in the Alps.
Zermatt offers a variety of activities for both the non-skier and those wanting some amusement after the lifts have closed. Our resort staff will have further information and will be able to assist you in booking.
Take a trip by air over the slopes and resort below, offering you breathtaking views and an exhilerating experience. The flight in a duel harness with a qualified instructor can be taken from Rothorn down to either Zermatt or Sunegga.
There can be no better way to see the Matterhorn and its surrounding scenery than by taking helicopter flight.
The ultimate in ski experience - taking a helicopter ride away from the mainstream pistes and with a guide, descending some untouched and challenging terrain.
In the centre of the town there are 2 ice skating rinks, one natural, one man made. The rinks are free to use, but you will need to hire skates from one of the nearby shops.
The dedicated slopes at Furi offer an evening toboggan session on selected nights as well as the daily toboggan run which is open at Rotenboden. The Sunegga resturant offers an evening fondue and toboggan session one night a week.
Amid the peaks of the Matterhorn region you can walk along miles of well maintained paths to marvel at the scenery both above and below you. You can take the Gornergrat train or the Rotenboden lift.
You can register at the Snow and Alpine centre on the high street and join one of the snow shoe guided walks. Snow shoes can be hired from several sports shops on the high street.
Zermatt's cinema offers a luxury film experience - you can enjoy a meal while watching a film, or have a relaxing cocktail in the sophisticated cocktail bar afterwards. Most films are in English with German subtitles.
Swim & spa
Zermatt's 4* and 5* hotels offer a variety of spa facilities between them along with luxury swimming pools and a huge range of health and beauty treatments.
Olympia Stubli Located on the piste from Sunnegga to Zermatt, there are amazing views of the Matterhorn and it has a lively atmosphere after the last lift! They also serve good food and you can sledge down if you prefer.
Hennu Stall Found on the piste from Furi to Zermatt. This is the main après ski bar and acts as an ideal meeting place after a good days skiing with a party atmosphere and live music.
Papperla Pub An après ski favourite with an outside bar, the drinks are reasonably priced with a great atmosphere and happy hour runs from 4-5pm with half priced drinks! This pub is also very popular at night.
Heimberg This trendy wine bar is the place to be seen in, it is tastefully decorated and has an outside drinking area with sofas. Drinks do tend to be pricey.
Elsie’s Bar One of the most famous bars in Zermatt, its cosy decor imitates that of an old English country pub This bar has a huge selection of spirits including vintage whiskies, brandy and wines. Its champagne menu alone is enough for anyone, but with its après ski specialit
Whymperstube This restaurant is a very good traditional Swiss style restaurant specialising in fondue and raclette.
The Pipe Specialises in fusion foods, with a mixture of African, Asian, Indian and Mexican food, perfect for the adventurous! Opening hours: 6.00pm- 11.00pm.
Myoko Japanese Sushi restaurant, serves delicious sushi and other exquisite specialities from Japan. Open from 6.30pm – 11.30pm.
Hotel Post Contains three restaurants and several bars; Pizzeria Broken serves delicious pizzas that you have created yourself and cooked on a wood fire oven. Spaghetti factory serves numerous pasta dishes and upstairs is the brown cow snack bar which serves burgers and chips and general snack food.
Rua Thai Zermatt’s only authentic Thai restaurant.
China Garden Delicious Chinese restaurant.
Swiss Chalet Rustic Swiss style restaurant specialising in meat and cheese fondues and local Swiss specialities (located next to the China Garden).
Le Mazot Swiss menu, good quality rustic restaurant. A specialist in local dishes.