Ski in Zermatt and you'll be in one of the top ski resorts in the world, Zermatt boasts a huge ski area at high altitude, with breathtaking views of the iconic Matterhorn. The high altitude ski area is accessible from the village centre via cable car, funicular or the famous Gornergrat mountain train, which takesyou on a spectacular ride up to 3089m and rewards you with fantastic views of the glacier.
Skiing holidays in Zermatt offer a natural ski paradise, one of the longest ski seasons in the Alps and a reliable snow record. You can choose to ski over to Zermatt's Italian neighbour, Cervinia, for the day on the whole area lift pass, or take on the challenge of the Matterhorn ski safari, where you cover 10,000 - 12,000m of altitude without skiing the same slope or taking the same lift twice!
Skiing holidays in Zermatt offer a charming traffic-free village apart from electric carts and horse-drawn carriages, and quaint little streets with a mix of elegant boutiques, cosy bars and mouth-watering chocolate shops. Zermatt is also known for its excellent mountain restaurants such as 'Chez Vrony' in the Sunnegga area, and for its lively varied après-ski and nightlife. Master the arts of snowshoeing, ice skating and curling and there's even a fascinating Matterhorn museum in the village.
Beginners skiing in Zermatt
Ski school's beginners classes meet at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise lifts at the top of the village, where wide, open runs provide good learning ground. Children's ski school meets at 'Wolli Park' on Sunnegga paradise, with magic carpets and rope lifts.
Intermediates skiing in Zermatt
The ski area is perfect for intermediate skiers. All 3 areas, Rothorn, Gornergrat and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise provide a vast range of satisfying blues and reds in all including some glorious runs at the foot of the Matterhorn and several magnificent viewpoints
Advanced skiing in Zermatt
Zermatt has all the criteria sought by the expert skier. The 'Triftji Bumps'mogul field, Schwarzsee's steep gullies and various black runs will satisfy even the most advanced, and the yellow itinerary runs provide very challenging skiing.
Snowboarding in Zermatt
Boarders have the 'Gravity Park' abover Trockener Steg with jumps, rails and a pipe. The terrain provides plentiful surfing ground.
Ski to Italy: Whole area lift pass includes Cervinia for a further 150km pistes!
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