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 3S Gondola 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 International 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 car-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!

Added value

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass (must be booked 6 weeks before departure)

Free child helmet when booking skis and boots

Free Child Lift Passes up to 8 yrs

Free Child Skis & boots when 2 adults pre-book

  • from£2199pp
  • 85 rooms

A firm favourite of Inghams guests, this hotel offers high standards of comfort, service and cuisine and has recently been completely renovated.

  • from£1219pp
  • 60 rooms
Hotel Butterfly winter exterior2.jpg

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£1219pp
  • 61 rooms
Hotel Mirabeau Zermatt Switzerland

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

  • from£1489pp
  • 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£1579pp
  • 84 rooms
Hotel Alex Zermatt Switzerland Hotel 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£1459pp
  • 54 rooms
Hotel National Zermatt Winter Exterior (2)

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.

  • 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. 

  • 85 rooms
Hotel Ambassador Zermatt evening exterior.jpg

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£1049pp
  • 26 rooms
Naco Winter

The Aparthotel Naco has all the perks of a hotel with the flexibility of being able to cook in your own apartment. With a kitchenette in each room and spacious bedrooms, the Aparthotel Naco is a great option in Zermatt. The apartments have an impressive wellness area with heated indoor pool, sauna and steam bath.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Zermatt

Two beginner ski areas, quiet slopes, snow-sure & great ski schools. 

Intermediates skiing in Zermatt

A good choice of blue & red runs spread across 2 resorts, 5 areas. Variety of terrain providing something for all levels. Snowpark in both Zermatt (Trockener Steg) and in Cervinia. 

Advanced skiing in Zermatt

360km of blue to yellow runs spread across 2 resorts (Zermatt & Cervinia) and 5 areas. Fast cruising reds & blues, steep and challenging blacks, and 13 itineraries patrolled off-piste runs for those looking for a challenge. Snowpark in both Zermatt (Trockener Steg) and in Cervinia. 

Snowboarding in Zermatt

A variety of blue & red runs spread across 2 resorts, 5 areas. A low number of drag-lifts. Variety of terrain providing something for all levels. Snowpark in both Zermatt (Trockener Steg) and in Cervinia. 

*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 Altitude 1620m
Ski Alt. From 1620m
Ski Alt. To 3883m
Longest run 21 Km
Run Information

Yellow runs - 13 

Lifts Chairlifts 9, Cable car 8, Draglifts 2, Gondolas 7, Rack Railway 1
Lift Ski LockersYes
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants56
Snow Cannon Coverage70%
Off-piste OptionsYes
Off-piste Restrictions

Must go with guide 

Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Snowpark Info

2 snowparks (Zermatt, Cervinia)

Things To Do
  • Some 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 (booked 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 
  • ‘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 Unplugged Festival (takes place 14-18 April 2020) 
  • Zermatt is car-free
  • 'Elektro-bus' is Free with lift pass 
Resort Facilities
  • Local bus service
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 £364 £309 £182
Local Area Pass 6 £324 £275 £162

International Pass includes unlimited use of all lifts/trains in the Matterhorn ski paradise (Zermatt, Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche) as per operating hours. Local Pass includes Zermatt only (approx. Sfr45 per day for Cervinia extension). Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices. †Children 8.99yrs and under have a free lift pass- Wolli Card. Passport copy is required to obtain free Wolli Card when an accompanying adult or youth purchases a multiple-day pass.

Equipment (6 days) Description Red Black
Adult Skis £115 £157
Ski Boots £60 -
Snowboard £115 -
Snowboard Boots £65 -
Youth† (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots £90 -
Snowboard £78 -
Snowboard Boots £33 -
Child (2-5yrs) Skis & Boots £57 -
Snowboard & Boots £80 -

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

Tuition Days Times Adult Child
Ski 3 9am-noon £260 -
Ski 5 9am-noon - £315

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
Information about Zermatt
Resort Code CHZE
Languages spoken Swiss German
Time difference GMT+1
Currency CHF
Latitude 46.024145
Longitude 7.748400
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturdays and Sundays

To Geneva


Isle of Man
Leeds- Bradford

Transfer 3 hrs 50 mins by coach (Sat only). Last part of the transfer is by train from Täsch to Zermatt-10mins.

Train transfer - change of 2 trains is required on a way to/from the resort. 

To Zurich



Transfer 3hrs 40 mins by rail. Change of 1 train is required on a way to/from the resort. Last part of the transfer is by train from Täsch to Zermatt-10mins.

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

Rail from the UK and Self Drive available. Parking (payable) for all cars is in Täsch.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services: <p>Free Ski bus (with any lift pass) operates between 07.30 to 18.30 running approx. every 8 minutes, and stopping at each of the three base lift stations.</p> <p> </p>

Nearest Rail Station:


Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Sensational skiing & superb Matterhorn views
  • Traffic-free village with great après-ski
  • Transfer by coach or rail from Geneva on Saturday and rail other days
  • Transfer by rail from Zurich 
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