Zermatt

Ski resorts in Switzerland
Zermatt is known worldwide thanks to the mountain Matterhorn that watches over the ski resort. It can also be found on Toblerone packaging and it is possible to go down the mountain, although this is not something recommended for beginners.

The glacier in this area attracts many skiers every fall who all want to train on snow before it has landed elsewhere. The cozy village has an old-fashioned vibe with a lot of cobblestone. It is located at 5300 feet and is car-free, only electric cars are driven on the streets.

Besides skiers, many climbers choose to come here as well, mainly to climb the Matterhorn. The village is surrounded by four peaks that extend over 13,000 feet above sea level.

Zermatt is the neighboring town of Saas Fee, and both offer skiing in the summer. The high altitude makes many lose their breath as they go down the very long slopes with low-altitude lungs.

However, if you are here in the summer you should be prepared for the lift up to take about an hour. There are a lot of people who want to go skiing and practice this time of the year (fall) but as soon as everyone gets up the lines are not as overwhelming.
Zermatt belong to Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

Zermatt Snow forecast

  • Sunday
    0 ft
    Sun/clear sky
    28°F
    2 mph
  • Monday
    0 ft
    Sun/clear sky
    23°F
    2 mph
  • Tuesday
    11 in snow
    Snow
    25°F
    3 mph
 

Facts about Zermatt

Number of slopes:76
Learning / beginner Green slopes:0
Easy Blue slopes:9
Intermediate Red slopes:55
Advanced / Expert Black slopes:36
Artificial snow:50 number of slopes
Total length of pistes:223.7 miles

Lifts (Total: 53)
Gondola lift:11
Aerial tramway:8
Chair lifts:21
Lift capacity:  75700 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Zermatt Vertical drop
Highest Point: 12740 ft
Vertical drop: 7425 ft
Base Point: 5315 ft

Season
Start: 1 November
End: 2 May

Cross country skiing
Tracks:5 miles
Lit tracks:0 miles
Artificial snow:0 miles

Areas
Snowparks:2
Childrens area:3
Country: Switzerland
Valais

Reviews for Zermatt

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Peter Bertlin
Peter Bertlin (Guest)
25/12/2018
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Fantastic environment and very good skiing.

Eva
Eva (Guest)
26/02/2018
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Fantastic ski resort that has everything! Been here 3 times and no other place I've been to (Chamonix, Badgastein, Val d'Isere, Engelberg) beats Zerma... Read more (127 words)
Isak
Isak (Guest)
16/12/2017
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Out of all the algae I've been in, Zermatt is the place in my heart. It has it all! Skiing at sloping heights, a glacier with the same fall height as ... Read more (400 words)
Stefan
Stefan (Guest)
01/12/2017
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Preseason Weekend. Undoubtedly good relationship despite sparing snow. Efficient lifting systems, apart from the anchor lifts up to the glacier, are p... Read more (46 words)
jonas
jonas (Guest)
09/03/2015
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An amazing system is 5 times here and I just love the resort more and more. There is a ride for everyone and off-piste that is easily accessible and v... Read more (86 words)
J.
J. (Guest)
05/02/2013
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I'm not so young anymore and I live on the continent for many years. I travel a lot of skis and I have been to many different ski resorts in the Alps ... Read more (181 words)
kappakomplett
02/01/2012
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Can agree with Martin most of the time. However, I think it may be unnecessary to point out the high price level. There is certainly cheap and afforda... Read more (199 words)
Martin
Martin (Guest)
20/12/2011
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Zermatt is one of the absolute best ski resorts in the Alps. There are very few resorts in the alps that can match the area's high concentration of mo... Read more (277 words)
Johan
Johan (Guest)
27/09/2009
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Does not understand the signature Henrik. From Sunegga you easily reach the highest peak by subway and then the gondola and after the cabin. He... Read more (349 words)
Henrik
Henrik (Guest)
30/05/2007
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We were in Zermatt week 11 and had an absolutely wonderful weather. It was snow so it reached almost all the way down to the village. The village was ... Read more (258 words)
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Trail map

Trail map Zermatt-Cervinia pistkarta 2020

Lift ticket prices

1 day:100 $ (92 CHF)
6 days:-
Season pass:-
Lift Tickets Zermatt

Nearby ski resorts

Cervinia8.1 miles
Zinal9.9 miles
Saas-Fee10.6 miles
Macugnaga11.2 miles
Saas Almagell11.2 miles
Saas Grund11.8 miles
La Forclaz11.8 miles
Saas Balen12.4 miles

Airports near Zermatt

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Driving time: 3 hours, 2 minutes (125 miles)
Distance: 54 miles
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Driving time: 3 hours, 25 minutes (156 miles)
Distance: 83 miles
Lugano Airport
Driving time: 3 hours, 25 minutes (117 miles)
Distance: 56 miles
Milan Bergamo Airport
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Torino Airport
Driving time: 3 hours, 41 minutes (179 miles)
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