Zermatt

Ski resorts in Switzerland
Lifts (16/52)
Slopes (18%)
Snow depth
3883 m
1620 m
100 cm
20 cm
-9°C
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.

Snow forecast

  • Saturday

    1.2 cm snow
    Cloudy
    -18°
    2 m/s
  • Sunday

    0 cm
    Partly cloudy
    -22°
    2 m/s
  • Monday

    14.1 cm snow
    Snow
    -14°
    2 m/s
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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 parched by taking the cabin up to the glacier paradise instead! Switzerland as usual expensive but on the whole a really good weekend.

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 very good, where there was 5 and was almost in the off-piste and it had just arrived half a mile !!!!
Do not miss the happy chicken, great good after skiing that lies at the end of the hill.
Only negative is well lift the short price while our currency is useless nowadays.
Greetings Jonas

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 and in North America over the years. Every year I go skiing at several ski resorts in the Alps and visit other lesser known ski areas. (It was quite a while since I went skiing in Sweden.)

Of all the resorts I visited, and there are many, Zermatt is my favorite resort. I've spent about 45 ski days in Zermatt for the last 6 years, and I'm not tired.

Zermatt is a very successful blend of modern ski resort and old-fashioned cozy Swiss ski resort. The skiing in Zermatt-Cervina is fantastic, the mountains are incredibly beautiful. The village of Zermatt is very nice with the church in the middle and narrow alleys (only electric cars). Restaurants, pubs and nightlife are all right.

It is true that it can be a bit expensive in Zermatt, but it costs money at all good ski resorts.

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 affordable accommodation in Zermatt, there are affordable restaurants at the lower price level (for example, there is a McDonalds). If the low European prices are attracting, it's easy to gas over to the Cervinia side and have lunch. If you want to travel charter there is STS and it is easy to compare prices and see that it is not more expensive in Zermatt than in many other places. There is of course the possibility to book in expensive hotels. Probably, the satisfaction is greater at Ngt of the Seiler chain hotel, which lives up to its promises, than on, for example, "perhaps the best hotel in the Alps" Salzburger Hof, which is just an expensive Swedish city hotel at a gas station.
One drawback with Zermatt is that the cabin up to Klein Matterhorn is under-dimensioned and there is often a queue. Another is that a lot of snow is required for them to open the freeride area at Stockhorn.
Otherwise, it is only recommended.

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 mountain peaks over 4000 meters. It provides a frame that very few resorts come close to. In addition, it ensures that it is always enforceable. The lift system is open all year round. The village with its older settlements creates a certain amount of charm, even though its luxurious character creates a clear barrier between "the rich and famous" and us common mortals. Unfortunately, the place is almost a reserve for the rich upper class. It's too bad because it's so good. With a fall height of 2000 meters, there are endless possibilities to experience nature experiences far beyond what is possible on the "regular" ski slope type St. Anton. In terms of potential, Zermatt is fully measurable with Chamonix, but Zermatt fits more the lazy ships as numbers are more comfortable. Stockhorn offers a huge playground for easily accessible offpiste when snow conditions are the right and piste number 7 from the top of Kleines Matterhorn down to Cervinia has not been nominated for the world's best piste with a wonderful scenery and a fall height that strikes most. Additionally, it should be added that the entire ski area is closed down by small amazing lunch restaurants that make the Bustamoon appear as a simple cattle breeding place. The only, but major, disadvantage of Zermatt is the high price level. Making a living and traveling yourself is a must for a common mortal who does not belong to the category "rich and famous"

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. Here is a lot of good red and a really good black pist which is also quite tall.

From here, you can easily cross the Gergergrat system via a cabway. From Gornergrat you can get to stockhorns that have quite difficult skiing. The skiing down from Gornergrat is quite simple but there is a little puckelpist here and a nice restaurant. From this system, you come down to the small matterhorn system, which reaches 3800 meters. At the top it's quite flat skiing Here you can easily go to cervinia, which most people seem to do not eat for skiing (quite flat in cervinia). Further down to Zermatt from Kleinmatterhorn, skiing is steeper and from Schwarzee there is a black pist that the pistons do not manage to get up in.

The systems are thus clearly linked to each other, even if they are clearly delimited, in part, I believe in different owners.

I have been to Zermatt about 10 times and think that the village's charm combined with skiing is unprecedented. In addition, it is possible to make some good bargains. Accommodation does not need to be particularly expensive at all.
If you go weeks in low season, I usually go to the weeks before Christmas, so you can get a ski guide or ski school for six full days, plus a ski pass for 7 or 8 days accommodation in a really good hotel with half board or breakfast and ski rental for everything between 1300 - five star zermatterhof for 2200
chf per week (go to the maternity ski shop on www.zermatt.ch. Transport is possible by yourself. The most practical is enough to fly to Zurich with Swiss and then take the train at the airport. You can easily book a train ticket in Sweden at Sj About 750 kr. There are lots of different. I think that ryanair is flying to basel.

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 cozy and nice, so long is the rating 5/5, but when it comes to skiing, I'm not at all as positive. There is the worst of the systems I've been in, Val Thorens 6 times, Whistler 1 time and Alp D Huez 1 time.

I think the lift system is far too too flexible, it's not easy to move from one part to the other, but you always have to go down to the village and start from the base stations. It takes a very long time to change the area of ​​refuge. Furthermore, I think too much of the system has the character of transport stretches. It always feels like just getting to the next lift.

We went the most on the Cervinia side where we found the right ride, which was very "efficient" ie the falling height and almost completely without a lift queue. There we found good pistes which also enjoyed the whole day despite the strong sun.

The really high part of the system, Klein Matterhorn is ready for flax to suit my taste. However, it is wonderful view.

What I miss most is a flexible system that makes it easy to "go around" without having to go down to the village to change. Furthermore, I lack black slopes, there is almost only red and blue.

ErikWibaeus
30/05/2007
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As a winter place
Zermatt is perhaps one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Alps. Around 6000 permanent residents make the feeling of mega-tourist resort disappear. The village itself is cosily lit, very good resturants and bars and an approved afterski are things that will be remembered after a few days in the village.

The right part of the system is aimed at beginners, the middle and the back more to the deep snowman and the right to the ice-skating rider (that is, the part that lies in the cervina valley). The beginner slopes have about a fall height, which is three times Åre's total fall height, so you can put it all in a new perspective. If you are very beginner, a ski / snowboard school is 3300 meters high, which makes it quite nice to fall in: P.

To skis on 3-4000 meters altitude really soft thank you that the snow here is so light and dry. It is also easy to access, even for those who do not want to shark.
Looking for a really good lice reduction, Stockhorn is something to take into account. Here are oversized markings and not much more, a real paradise. Overlooking Europe's second highest mountain (monte rosa ita), the feeling of the Alps can not be more apparent.
Heliskiing has its base at the northern and southern heliport. Air Zermatt handles flights at very reasonable prices. Finding a nice pilot is not difficult: P.

Lavinfara is something that at least I experienced. But as long as you have read about the areas you go in and have the right equipment and have prepared and talked with locals about where it is safe these years, there is no major problem. I have to admit that it's really cool to wake up to the sound of lava prints across the village.

Accommodation is not too hard to find, but do not forget that it is swi we are talking about and CHF is going to be as a thousand things you want or not.

Fondue index, however, points positively, it is relatively cheap here.

In summary, Zermatt is a true all-round place. Everyone has a small part of the system and it's a bit cool to get a subway or commuter train to / from the back!

Transport it:
Train
Genéve-Zion-Visp (byte) Visp-Zermatt.
The real roast flies to Zion to take Heli to the village but seriously .... who is paying so much more for 2½ hours less travel.

Jking
Jking (Guest)
16/04/2007
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Keeps with most here, has never been in a better place. Cozy city and a lovely system with large areas and little or no queues. However, it does not seem that it's as expensive as people get it. The journey is expensive yes, but the food is cheaper, and much better than the school food they serve in the mountains. In addition, the village is completely superior to the ghetto in the French part of the Alps. The only downside is that locals seem to contain more idiots than is the average in Scandinavia.

Go now!

Haze
Haze (Guest)
29/03/2007
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The world's most beautiful ski resort & quite ok skiing

Celebrated New Year's 06/07 in Zermatt and I can only agree with previous reviews superlative about the village. Totally amazing !

Skiing is obviously unprofitable, it would be wrong to claim otherwise. But I want to complain about some things.
- The lifts (trailer) up on the glacier are closed during the winter season.
- Many red crusing pistes were a bit well blue-red for my taste.
- In hard weather, the transition to Cervinia closes and there is limited forestry (which is perfect if the snow is falling down and the sight is lousy)

The price level of the apartment owner (book through the tourist office) and cooking your own food is absolutely ok. Beer, coffee, etc. down the village is not cheap but neither expensive nor in Sweden. Certainly, these are not good prices, but not even more expensive than in 3-course or similar French systems.

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