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Photo: skiing Zermatt - Pascal Gertschen
Switzerland | Región: Valais

Zermatt ski resort is located at the foot of Matterhorn, one of the most famous mountains in the world. Zermatt has been ranked as one of the best ski resort and it is a well-deserved reputation.

The Zermatt ski resort

Its wonderful village of chalets and its 360km of pistes divided into several sectors (Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn, Schwarzsee and Matterhorn “Glacier Paradise”) illustrate the beauty of this environment.

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Photo: myswitzerland.com

Freestyle lovers can enjoy the “Gravity Park”, a major place to practice all kinds of tricks ; it is also the place where olympic athletes like to train. From Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, you can reach the italian ski resort of Breuil-Crevinia (with a connection).

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Image: Zermatt ski resort – Pascal Gertschen

Those who look for other activities can practice hang-gliding or heliskiing to admire the mountain in all its splendour, with professional guides.

The ski resort of Zermatt is committed to sustainable development

The village of Zermatt places great importance on sustainable development and the preservation of the environment. Indeed, the resort is a pedestrian village.

Zermatt ski resort is one of the most sustainable holiday resorts in Switzerland. The resort’s businesses are committed to sustainability on a daily basis: the municipality, Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, small and large companies. Many companies have won awards for their efforts in this area. A success story.


Täsch offers various parking options. The Matterhorn Terminal has 2,100 sheltered parking spaces. In addition, there are more than 1,000 covered and uncovered parking spaces with private providers. In Täsch, passengers board the shuttle bus and travel comfortably to the station. Alternative for Zermatt: taxi service in Täsch.

Unforgettable experiences in Zermatt

Zermatt ski resort is not just about skiing. In fact, there are many other activities, and this one will surprise you. Yes, in Zermatt, you can find an igloo village! Ice statues, places to rest, this village has everything of a real one and will impress the young and old alike!

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Village Igloo © Iglu-Dorf

Like an Olympic athlete, try or try again to curl. Knee down and concentration are a must! Be careful not to slip! It’s time to have fun.

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Curling © Pascal Gertschen

Also, the resort hosted events such as the legendary Patrouille des Glaciers races or many others full of fun. You can not get bored in Zermatt!

The mountain resort of Zermatt in summer

What could be better than a beautiful mountain hike in the sun? Zermatt ski resort offers you a multitude of hikes in the depths of its peaks. Get some fresh air, go for a walk, relax… Go for a day or a shorter hike, it’s up to you! The scenery will be no less extraordinary.

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Hiking © Zermatt

For those who don’t like walking, you can always ride! Get on your mountain bike and speed down the beautiful mountain trails!

Mountain biking © Zermatt

Hotels in the resort of Zermatt

Backstage Boutique Spa Hotel ****

Located in the centre of Zermatt, the Backstage Boutique SPA Hotel offers uniquely decorated rooms with a fireplace and free Wi-Fi. Opened in December 2010, the hotel features a spa.

All rooms have a private balcony, a minibar, bathrobes and a CD and DVD player. Most have a sofa and an island bath with a view of the Swiss Alps.

The spa includes a whirlpool, sauna, steam room and massage room.

Backstage Boutique Hotel & Spa © Booking

Alpen Resort Hotel ****

Close to the Zermatt ski lifts, the Alpen Resort Hotel offers a restaurant and spacious rooms with cable TV. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a free shuttle bus from Zermatt train station from 07:00 to 21:00.

Alpen Resort Hotel © Booking

Wellness Hotel Alpenhof ****

The Wellness Hotel Alpenhof is a family-run 4-star superior hotel located in the centre of the resort, opposite the Sunnegga cable car station and a 5-minute walk from the Gronergrat train station.

The 5-storey hotel offers rooms with a bathroom, seating area, minibar, cable TV, safe and free Wi-Fi. Most have a balcony.

The restaurant serves a variety of freshly prepared gourmet specialities. You can also enjoy local and international wines and light snacks in the hotel’s new lobby.

Wellness Hotel Alpenhof © Booking

Skiing in Zermatt: the highlights of the resort

✅ Eco-responsible resort: many initiatives are carried out to protect the environment

✅ A wide range of family-friendly services

✅ Wide range of restaurants

✅ Accommodation located close to the ski slopes

✅ Beginner slopes accessible from the lower part of the resort

✅ Access adapted for people with reduced mobility

✅ Ski and snowboard schools with experienced professionals

✅ Bus lines that run within the resort to avoid using your own vehicle

✅ Ideal resort for freestyle enthusiasts, thanks to its snowpark, half-pipe and dedicated learning area