Zermatt

Switzerland

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High on any skier's Top 10 list of world ski resorts

Even without its iconic Matterhorn, Zermatt would surely be one of the world’s top ski resorts. It boasts a huge ski area at high-altitude, and the breathtaking views of Europe’s most famous peak add an unbeatable and unique crowning glory. The skiing is accessible from the village centre in either direction, via cable car, funicular or the famous Gornergrat mountain railway, which takes you on a spectacular ride up to 3089m and rewards you with fantastic views of the Gorner glacier. The final stage of the cable car to the “Matterhorn Glacier Paradise” which is in fact the Klein Matterhorn or “Little Matterhorn”  is the highest in Europe. From the top 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! The charming village is traffic-free apart from electric carts and horse-drawn carriages and the quaint little streets offer a mix of elegant boutiques, cosy bars and mouth-watering chocolate shops. Zermatt is known for its excellent and plentiful mountain restaurants such as ‘Chez Vrony’ in the Sunnegga area, and for its lively and varied après-ski and nightlife. Don’t miss the museum!

Insiders guide
  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Sensational skiing & superb Matterhorn views
  • Traffic-free village with great après-ski

Accommodations

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

This beautifully-furnished hotel offers superb facilities and excellent service in the heart of Zermatt.

From
£ 1037 Per person
Hotel Alex

One of Zermatt’s leading hotels, the unique Hotel Alex enjoys a superb central location and is beautifully furnished throughout, combining the modern and traditional for a luxurious ‘boutique’ feel.

From
£ 1204 Per person
Hotel Alpenhof

Luxuriously furnished throughout and in a great location for the skiing and resort amenities, the Alpenhof is an impeccably-run hotel with high standards all round.

From
£ 1002 Per person
Hotel Alpenroyal

In an elevated position, the Alpenroyal has good facilities for its star rating, including indoor pool and also has enviable views across Zermatt and towards the Matterhorn.

From
£ 799 Per person
Hotel Ambassador

The Ambassador is a spacious hotel with good facilities and a relaxed atmosphere, located at the foot of Zermatt’s main street. 

From
£ 849 Per person