Zermatt Ski Holiday Resort

Overview

In our opinion one of the most stunning resorts in the world with huge charm and a proper alpine tradition and history. The majestic Matterhorn (a proper mountain with a point on the top) towers over this resort. The skiing for intermediates is exceptional with endless reds and blues to cover. The one criticism of Zermatt in the past has been the antiquated and disjointed lift system but over the last few years a number of new lifts has alleviated these problems and whilst certain areas can still get busy in peak periods the lifts are very much better than they were.

Zermatt really offers everything you want from a ski resort, pretty, traffic free (apart from the electric taxis) with a long mountain tradition. The skiing in Zermatt offers expert and intermediate skiers a huge amount of terrain to get their teeth into with some fantastic off piste skiing (with a local guide). Beginners are now catered for in all four sectors of the Zermatt area. With probably the best being up on the Sunnega with three moving carpets and two tows.

With the international pass you can ski over into the Italian resort of Cervinia which offers some very flattering skiing for intermediates.

The apres ski is varied and plentiful with many bars offering happy hour prices with live music, our favourite was the "Hennu Stall apres ski hutte " Apres ski fun at the Hennu Stall which had live music on the way down the mountain from the Furi.

 

 

Offslope/apres ski

A Really good destination for non skiers with lots of extremely nice shops to browse. It is also possible for non skiers to purchase the Peak pass and meet up with skiers on the mountain for lunch. The Ice caves at the Klein Matterhorn are also well worth a visit. Apres ski in Zermatt is varied from the sophisticated and expensive to the fun with the “saisonaires” in The North Wall. There are countless bars and clubs with live music and dancing through to the early hours.

Overview

All skiers should visit this resort at some time in the life. Beautiful resort with excellent skiing and top quality night life. What`s not to like............!!

 

 

 

At a glance

Pistes:
183km
Resort height:
1620m
Top station:
3820m

Suitability

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Positives

  • One of the most beautiful resorts in the world
  • Dominated by the Matterhorn
  • Reliable snow cover
  • Great nightlife
  • Off piste skiers' haven

Negatives

  • Not ideal for beginners
  • Lift queues at peak times
  • Some expensive restaurants and bars
  • Difficult to get to
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Hotel Holiday REF: ASHOT104

Great location, Only 200 metres to the underground Sunnegga funicular or just a couple of minutes’ walk to the ski bus stop to Klein Matterhorn lift. Located in a peaceful...

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Located in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn, the chic resort of Zermatt is an unspoiled sanctuary for skiers, and the Mont Cervin Palace is an elegant home away from...

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Hotel Sonne REF: SSB0252

Under our motto "truthful and well-being" you can expect all the elements of the feeling of well-being. Recover and rejuvenate after a day on the sloops or hiking the mountains,...

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Sunstar Style Hotel REF: AI0137

A charming hotel with a modern Valais-style interior, cosy ambience and good food in the centre of this traffic-free resort. All our beautifully-decorated bedrooms have balcony, bath or shower, TV,...

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Hotel Rhodania REF: AI0132

The Hotel Rhodania is a small, family-run hotel offering simple accommodation in a convenient location for the lifts and resort amenities.  Situated in the pretty ‘Steinmatten’ area of Zermatt, the...

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Ambassador Suites REF: AI0136

Located in the Hotel Ambassador, which has recently undergone a complete refurbishment, these stylish and spacious suites, sleeping up to 6 people, are ideal for families and groups. All our...

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Hotel Riffelalp REF: AEI188

Sitting at the heart of the ski area and boasting stunning views of the Matterhorn, the exceptional ski-in/ski-out Hotel Riffelalp Resort is situated at 2222m. One of the only 5-star...

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Parkhotel Beau Site REF: AI0135

You'll be amazed! Not because of the charming elegance of this traditional Hotel. And not necessarily on account of the fine cuisine, nor the luxurious wellness facilities and treatments. But you'll...

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Hotel Schonegg REF: AI0126

Beautifully furnished in a chalet-style throughout, the Schönegg enjoys wonderful panoramic views of the Matterhorn from its elevated position, and yet is reached with ease in 30 seconds via a...

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Hotel Alpenroyal REF: AI0133

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 In a quiet...

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