Ski Resort Zermatt in Zermatt: Position on map

Zermatt Ski Resort

Matterhorn, Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche

Trail Map Zermatt


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  • The second 3-S-Bahn from Klein Matterhorn to Testa Grigia opened in july 2023. It's a year-round cable car connection between Zermatt and Italy.
  • World Cup Premiere: New speed opening of the Ski World Cup in Zermatt and Cervinia were scheduled on 11/12 November 2023 (men) and 18/19 November 2023 (women).

The Ski Resort

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Skiing in Zermatt promises endless skiing fun on 360 kilometer (223 miles) of groomed runs in two countries. It offers impressive 3,883 meters (12,739 ft ) of vertical drop, making it the highest ski resort in the Alps. It is one of the last remaining ski resorts in Europe or even the world where you can ski all year round. A total of 21 kilometers of Zermatt's trails are open in summer time as well.

The ski resort is divided into four areas: Rothorn, Gornergrat, Matterhorn glacier paradise and Cervinia on the Italian side. It features incredible 220 kilometers (136 miles) for intermediates, which is about 50 percent of Zermatt's trails. If you count yourself among expert skiers, 63 blacks and 75 blues are aimed at 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 sports newcomers should also check out 'Wolli Anfängerpark'. Three magic carpets and two ski tows are in charge of bringing young and old beginners back up the mountain. The play equipment brings tons of fun to youngsters.

Gravity Park in Zermatt is the place to be for snowboarders 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.

Off-piste fans find abundant choices for ski tours in Zermatt. A special highlight in Zermatt is Heliskiing. The company of Air Zermatt offers the exciting skiing adventure.


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Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 1275
Snowphone+41 (0)27 966 01 01
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
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On Mountain Dining

Inside Chez Vrony
Inside Chez Vrony © 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 hut with a great sun deck. Enjoy the local specialties the menu has to offer while looking at 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

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If you're looking for a personal challenge, go and check out black trail No. 59, new since 2013/2014. It is part of Cervinia, the Italian side of the ski resort. With its 70 percent gradient it is not for the faint-hearted. Hit the slope from the top of Matterhorn glacier paradise down to the base in Zermatt if you want another special experience. The 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) make it the longest slope in the world.



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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 is into this fun winter activity. Rotenboden run with its 1.47 km (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 is therefore considered ideal for families with kids.

Even ice skaters won't miss out. In the center of Zermatt you can find a natural and an 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 in mid- April and is a  part of the Zermatt Unplugged music festival. All year around you can enjoy the restaurant with a view of Matterhorn and children playgrounds.

Number toboggan runs: 3
Toboggan hire

Après-Ski and Nightlife

Hennu Stall after the lifts are closed
Hennu Stall after the lifts are closed © Michael Portmann

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 is the meeting point for party people that want to dance through 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's heart desires: Soul, Funk, Jazz and R&B are just a few examples. Schneewittli, also located in Steinmattstraße not 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.

Number of Bars and Pubs: 44
Number of Clubs: 5

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 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.

Number of Restaurants: 115

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 11
Number of Snowboard Schools: 11
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

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

Getting here

You have to leave your car behind for the last part of your trip: Taking the Glacier Express from Täsch to Zermatt
You have to leave your car behind for the last part of your trip: Taking the Glacier Express from Täsch to Zermatt © MGB
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.

Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Board as booked
  • 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 6 days or 9 days lift pass Zermatt (value of lift pass up to 475 ,-) Exceptions see booking process
  • Use of sauna area (as per description)
  • Bathrobe and slippers (to rent on request)
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last update on Jan 24, 2024
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on 21 Feb 2023
We are here now….it isnt good especially in the mountain because they havent snow at all
So the slopes are frozen without snow!!!!!
on 25 Feb 2022
Why did you destroy your longest runs?
1. they aint serviced by any lifts.
2. They defently change colours to green and crosscountry trails last km,s, allso in italy.
3. They aint that long caursed...
on 25 Feb 2022
The buttom linkpiste parts are all destroyed,
Is that a swizz habbit??
It halfs the system so that its only linked in the top and makes the whole skiable system very small, you need a pair of sho...
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Mountain Stats

Elevation5315 ft - 12792 ft
SeasonApril - May
Opening DayApr 30, 2023
Closing DayMay 1, 2024
Capacity 91794 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Total 69

Skiable Terrain

223.7 miles
Overall Slope Length 223.7 miles
Number of Slopes 145

Weather (12740 ft)


1 day adult CHF92
1 day youth CHF79
1 day child CHF46
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