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...
Winter 2018/2019 Season
- The world's highest situated cable car is due to open at the end of September 2018. It will lead up to Klein Matterhorn. More information on the project ...
- Improvement of the connection to Italy (no idle time)
- Implementation of dynamic prices
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
On Mountain Dining
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.
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
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
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
Ski Rental Shops
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.