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Ski holidays in Zermatt

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!

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Groups - up to 1 in 6 go Free

Early Booking Offers at selected hotels. Discount already included in the prices shown

Free Child Places at selected hotels

Free Child Lift Passes up to 8 yrs

Free Child Skis & boots when 2 adults pre-book

Swiss Short Breaks from £739 3 nights upwards - with scheduled flights & rail transfers

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Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

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. Zermatt's official beginner area (Wolli Park & Eisfluh) is at Sunnegga. 

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 wide, satisfying blues and reds 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 recently re-designed 'Gravity Park' above Trockener Steg with jumps, rails and a pipe. The terrain in all three areas provides plentiful surfing ground for cruising or practising your tricks.

Mountain Facts
  • Area 360 km
  • Resort Altitude1620m
  • Ski Alt. From1620m
  • Ski Alt. To3900m
  • Runs
  • Longest Run21 km
  • Lifts , Chairlifts 9 , Cable car 8 , Draglifts 13 , Gondolas 6 , Rack Railway 1
  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Night Skiing IncludedYes
  • Glaciers1
  • Mountain Restaurants56
  • Snow Cannon Coverage70%
  • Night Skiing

    Ski run Furi-Zermatt floodlit during season. Special packages for moonlight descents from Rothorn paradise to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise including dinner also available locally (supplements apply).

  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Off-piste Restrictions

    Must go with guide 

  • Slope Direction,N,E,S,W
  • Snowpark Info

    2 snowparks (Zermatt, Cervinia)

  • Walking50

  • from£1299pp
  • 85 rooms

A firm favourite of Inghams guests, this hotel offers high standards of comfort, service and cuisine.

  • from£644pp
  • 70 rooms

The Hotel Perren is a very popular, traditional, family-run hotel with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It enjoys a great location close to Zermatt centre and just 5 minutes' walk to the Sunnegga lift. 

  • from£1056pp
  • 60 rooms

A popular choice with Inghams guests, the Butterfly offers a good standard of accommodation and cuisine, a friendly atmosphere and enjoys a quiet yet central location with quick access to the skiing.

  • from£702pp
  • 61 rooms

A favourite amongst Inghams guests, the Mirabeau is a popular hotel in a prime location, just 2 minutes’ walk from the Gornergrat railway.

  • from£917pp
  • 92 rooms

The Ambassador is a spacious hotel with good facilities and a variety of modern and stylish rooms and suites on offer. The hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and is located at the foot of Zermatt’s main street. 

  • from£1019pp
  • 40 rooms

A very comfortable bed and breakfast hotel offering excellent facilities, spacious views and wonderful mountain views. 

  • from£880pp
  • 48 rooms
hotel schonegg zermatt exterior

The Schönegg is a popular and beautifully furnished superior chalet-style hotel, enjoying superb panoramic views from its elevated position. The Sunnegga lift is 3 minutes' walk away and guests can ski back to the hotel, weather permitting. 

  • from£936pp
  • 84 rooms
Hotel alex zermatt exterior

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£1229pp
  • 54 rooms
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The National’s moto: Pure Swissness, ambience, service, culinary offerings and its overall setting - every last detail adds to your ideal alpine experience. Awarded friendliest hotel in Zermatt for outstanding service.

  • from£881pp
  • 77 rooms
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An elegant luxury hotel, offering a sublime setting and superb facilities in the heart of Zermatt. Built in 1879, this historic hotel offers modern facilities, excellent dining, and warm service. 

Things To Do

  • Full programme of après-ski events
  • Start your day in style with a private VIP gondola on the Matterhorn Glacier Express (approx. Sfr100 per gondola, incl. champagne)
  • Night sledging at Furi
  • Moonlight ski runs from Rothorn (supp. locally)
  • Matterhorn Museum
  • Glacier palace 
  • Non-skiers ‘Peak Pass’ available locally approx. Sfr190 for 3 days
  • 50km of scenic winter walking paths
  • Tobogganing
  • Selection of mountain restaurants serving regional specialities
  • Curling & ice skating
  • Heli-skiing, parapenting and skydiving
  • ‘Zermatt Unplugged’ music festival takes place approx. 5-9 Apr
  • Ski kindergarten (4-5yrs) and non-ski kindergarten (3+mths) available locally. Booking in advance recommended
  • Zermatt is traffic free
  • 'Elektro-bus' is Free with lift pass
  • Car hire is available 

Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

      Save up to £109 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 


Lift Passes Days Adult
International Pass 6 £369 £302 £178
Local Area Pass 6 £328 £265 £156

International Pass includes Cervinia and entrance to Glacier Palace. Local Pass includes Zermatt only (approx. Sfr45 per day for Cervinia extension). Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices. †Children 8yrs and under have a free lift pass. Photo required for free child passes and any pass over 8 days.

Equipment (6 days) Description Red Black
Adult Skis £120 £163
Ski Boots £66 -
Snowboard £116 -
Snowboard Boots £66 -
Youth† (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots £92 -
Snowboard £59 -
Snowboard Boots £33 -
Child (2-5yrs) Skis & Boots £55 -
Snowboard & Boots £ -

Please see here for a description of hire categories.†Youth snowboard 10-15 yrs.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child
Ski 3 9am-noon £270 -
Ski 5 9am-noon - £287

Please note adult and child lessons are supplied by different ski schools and can therefore have different meeting points. Tuition starts on Sundays; Group size is 3-6 guests. 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information

Resort Code: CHZE

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: CHF

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturdays and Sundays

To Geneva


Isle of Man
Leeds- Bradford

Transfer 3hrs by coach (Last part of transfer is by train from Taesch to Zermatt-10mins)

To Zurich



Transfer 3hrs 30 mins by rail

*Transfers by Swiss rail.
Supplements apply on some flights.

Rail from the UK and Self Drive available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Good to know

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