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Zermatt Ski Resort

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89/100Points

Mountain Stats

Elevation1,620 m - 3,883 m
Opening Day1 Jan 2017
Closing Day31 Dec 2017
Capacity 93464 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult CHF79
1 day youth CHF67
1 day child CHF40
5 days adult CHF380
5 days child CHF323
5 days youth CHF190
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365 kilometres of runs surrounded by 38 peaks exceeding 4,000m, skiing all year round and lifts up to an altitude of almost 4,000m above sea level – in Zermatt there are superlatives wherever...

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Lifts

11
21
10
8
3
1
Total 54
Hours08:00 - 16:30

Skiable Terrain

Easy
Moderate
Advanced
Ungroomed
Overall Slope Length 360 km

Interesting facts

News

© Bergbahnen Zermatt
  • Since 2013/2014 new big tram Zermatt-Sunnegga
  • Since 2012/2013 new black slope No. 59 on the Italian side of the ski resort

The Ski Resort

Skiing in Zermatt promises endless skiing fun on 360 kilometer (223 miles) of groomed runs in two countries. It offers impressive 3883 meters (12.739 ft ) of vertical descent what makes it to the highest ski resort in the Alps. It´s one of the last remaining ski resorts in Europe or even the world where you can ski all year around. 21 kilometers of Zermatt´s trails are open in summer time as well.

The ski resort separates in four areas: Rothorn, Gornergrat, Matterhorn glacier paradise and Cervinia on the Italian side. It features incredible 220 kilometers (136 miles) for intermediates, that is about 50 percent of Zermatt´s trails. If you count yourself among expert skiers, 63 blacks and 75 blues are oriented to needs of skiers that love to challenge themselves.

The ski lift at the edge of Randa and the area served by ski lift Täsch provide perfect training areas for beginners. Winter sport newbies should also check out ´Wolli Anfängerpark´. No matter if you´re old or young, three magic carpets and two ski tows are in charge of bringing beginners back up the mountain. The play equipment brings tons of fun for youngsters.

Gravity Park in Zermatt is the place to be for snowboarder and freestylers. Take the tram to Matterhorn glacier paradise to get there. The terrain park is open all year around and offers kickers, jibs and a superpipe to assure you´ll have a blast. Freestylers of all abilities are welcome, rookie or expert.

Freerider can find many choices for ski tours in Zermatt. A special highlight in Zermatt is Heliskiing. The company of Air Zermatt offers the exciting skiing adventure.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
80%
Snow Making Machines: 1060
Snowphone+41 (0)27 9660101
Glacier
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On Mountain Dining

Inside Chez Vrony
© Chez Vrony Inside Chez Vrony
You have more than enough choices for a lunch break in Zermatt. ´Adler-hitta´, located at the trail Sunegga-Findeln is a typical mountain hat with a great sun deck. Enjoy the local specialties the menu has to offer while looking at the Matterhorn and its beautiful surroundings.
Something that you can´t find every day is the igloo-village at Rotenboden at an altittude of 2500m (8.202 ft). Try a cup of homemade igloo Glühwein (mulled wine) or Swiss cheese fondue while getting comfortable at the igloo bar. This is definitely a once in a lifetime skiing break. Party goers are welcome at Hennu Stall which is located at Furi-Zermatt slope. Here, DJs and live bands are firing up the guests.

Must-Ski Runs

Perfect groomers can be found at Theodul Glacier
© TouriSpo Perfect groomers can be found at Theodul Glacier
If you´re looking for a personal challenge, go and check out black trail No. 59, new since 2013/2014. It´s part of Cervinia, the Italian side of the ski resort. It´s nothing for softies and trembling knees with its 70 percent gradient.
Hit the slope from the top of the Matterhorn glacier paradise down to the base in Zermatt if you want another special experience. The 25 kilometer (15,5 miles) make it to the longest slope in the world.

Most Difficult Runs

Furgg-Furi (Nr. 62)
Length: km
Vertical Drop: 565 m

Longest Runs

Klein Matterhorn - Breuil-Cervinia
Length: 13 km
Vertical Drop: 1,849 m
Klein Matterhorn - Zermatt (Nr. 85, 84, 81, 73, 66, 64, 62, 50)
Length: 16 km
Vertical Drop: 2,279 m

Video

Zermatt-Matterhorn: Winter | 01:56

Activities

Non-skiing activities include winter and snowshoe hiking. If you actually make your way to Gornergrat in your snowshoes don´t be surprised by the amazing view on the Matterhorn. Follow the winter walking trails for observation decks right above Zermatt, Täsch and Randa. You can choose between easy, medium and advanced hiking trails.

There are three toboggan runs waiting for everyone who´s into this fun winter activity. Rotenboden run with its 1,47 kilometer (0,91 miles) offers a unique panorama. However, the longest run in the ski resort is Tätsch with a length of 3,64 km (2,2 miles). The toboggan run Randa (0,21 km=0,13 miles) only has a gentle descent and therefore it´s considered to be ideal for families with kids.

Even ice skaters won´t miss out. In the center of Zermatt you can actually find a  natural and artificial ice rink that is free of charge. You also find ice rinks in Randa and Täsch.

If you´re looking for an adventure, give ice climbing a try. Be aware that previous knowledge of alpine climbing, no fear of heights and great physical fitness are necessary.

The sport arena Zermatt offers classic and Bavarian curling for beginners and professionals. You even have the choice between artificial and natural ice rinks. Work on your ice skating and ice hockey skills in the rinks. The Horu-Trophy, a curling tournament takes place every January. It is home the Grand Chapiteau circus tent by mid- April and is a  part of the Zermatt Unplugged music festival. All year around you can enjoy the restaurant with a view on the Matterhorn and children playgrounds.

Après-Ski and Nightlife

Hennu Stall after the lifts are closed
© Michael Portmann Hennu Stall after the lifts are closed
A ski day in Zermatt wouldn´t be complete without experiencing the town´s apres-ski scene. You are good  if your first address is Papperla Pub in Steinmattstraße. It´s the meeting point for party people that want to dance trough the night, attended by great live music. Speaking of great live music: Pink Live Music Bar in Bahnhofstraße should be on your to-do list. It offers everything one heart desires: Soul, Funk, Jazz and R&B are just a few examples. Schneewittli, also located in Steinmattstraße doesn´t only has a fairytale name but is also a magical place to party until 3:30 in the morning. Maybe Prince Charming is just around the corner for all the Sleeping Beauties out there.
Bars and Pubs: 38
Clubs: 8

Dining and Restaurants

Choose between more than 100 restaurants in the village of Zermatt. After Seven in Homattstraße impresses with 15 Gault Millau points, two toquets and one Michelin star. The kitchen of the chef de cuisine Ivo Adam offers a creative mixture of exotic influences, authentic and national dishes. The Alpenhof Le Gourmet on the other hand- 15 Gault Millau points and two toquets as well- has a great selection of Alpine and Mediterranean food on the menu. If you´re up for far eastern dishes reserve a table at restaurant China Garden, also rewarded with a touquet and 13 Gault Millau points. Chef de cuisine Chen Lijun is going to spoil you with exotic delicacies.

Infrastructure & Rental

Skischools

Skischools: 2
Snowboardschools: 2
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental
Telemark Rental

Ski Rental Shops

Ski Rentals Zermatt (5)

Getting here

You have to leave your car behind for the last part of your trip: Taking the Glacier Express from Täsch to Zermatt
© MGB You have to leave your car behind for the last part of your trip: Taking the Glacier Express from Täsch to Zermatt
By car
Zermatt is completely car-free. So if you are coming by car, just park it right in Täsch. You get there taking A19 and E62. Coming from Visp take Talstraße to Täsch. From there it´s your choice if you take a cab or come by train. The train departs every 20 minutes.

By Public Transportation
You can take the train to Brig or Visp. The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (railway) takes you to Zermatt and runs every 20 minutes.

Contact

Zermatt Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 5
3920
Zermatt
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Phone+41 - (0)27 - 966 81 00
Fax+41 - (0)27 - 966 81 01
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