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Reviews Zermatt - Evaluations

Official review by Snow-Online.com
  • Great variety of slopes for advanced skiers
  • Guaranteed to have great snow
  • Great value for money
  • Lots of easy terrain
  • Modern Lifts
  • Good Après-Ski
  • Great variety of slopes
  • Few areas for kids to practice
Overall score:
89 / 100

Zermatt – Where superlatives come as standard

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 you look! But as soon as you take a seat in the beautiful Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn train and the majestic Matterhorn springs into view, you quickly realise that it’s not just facts and figures that make Zermatt so special. First and foremost, its unique location at the end of the Matter Valley in the south of the Canton of Valais needs to be seen to be believed. The natural beauty is so remarkable here that even the size of the ski area (which extends all the way into Italy’s Aosta Valley) becomes very much secondary. The first impressions of Zermatt are certainly overwhelming and it’s hard to imagine ever getting bored of this huge ski area. Nevertheless, there is always room for improvement, even in the most well-known tourist destinations. We’ve taken a close look at Zermatt in 10 different test categories. Simply click on the categories below to find out how Matterhorn Ski Paradise did in our comprehensive test.

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User Reviews

Paul (Age: 51-60)
Skill: Advanced • in Feb 2024
Travelled as: Group
Totally overrated and limited skiing
The resort is picturesque yes, the town has plenty of bars and cafes… but the skiing.. don’t waste your money. I was persuaded to get a 2 day international pass.. for almost 200 chf!! Day 1 onl... Read complete review
Karl (Age: 61-70)
Skill: Pro • Travelled as: Group
During the financial crisis, the doormen literally took care of the guests!
The greed of the people of Zermatt has become limitless. Take a look at the place and go skiing somewhere else.The people of Zermatt are more interested in short-term tourists than skiers.It used to be a beautiful resort with 6000 beds, today the slopes are overcrowded.
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Kalle (Age: 51-60)
Skill: Pro • Travelled as: Alone
The greed of the locals is destroying the place.
Zermatt is beautiful, but now it has become too large and the P/E, pardon, P/Fun ratio is not here anymore.Just compare the cost of the lift ticket bought in Cervinia and bought in Zermatt. It is the same ski area!The staff are mostly Portugeuese, the locals don´t bother anymore.
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Lukas (Age: 41-45)
Skill: Pro • in Mar 2023
Travelled as: Group
Day ticket costs just under 100 CHF, but the sales staff tries every morning to talk you into the even more expensive International ticket, although you do not even come to Italy, because facilitie... Read complete review
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Thomas (Age: 46-50)
Skill: Advanced • in Mar 2023
Travelled as: Group
Most iconic and beautiful ski area offers everything!
The resort is exceptional. The natural beauty of the Matterhorn and surrounding peaks and glaciers is exceptional. The diversity of choices in areas to ski, almost regardless of skill level, provid... Read complete review
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Sam (Age: 14-18)
Skill: Advanced • in Mar 2022
Travelled as: Family
Zermatt is mid
I’m from the US so you probably won’t care for what I have to say but hear me out. I went for spring break and it outright sucks. The slopes are icy and they are groomed terribly. Also, if you... Read complete review
Uwe (Age: 36-40)
Skill: Pro • in Feb 2022
Travelled as: Couple
If it wasn't for the beautiful panorama with all the 4000m peaks I would never come back again
Yes, Zermatt is expensive. You know that beforehand. But this ski resort is NOT one of the TOP in the world was only now clear to me. The place itself is totally filthy. Winter mood does not really... Read complete review
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Ski Alex (Age: 51-60)
Skill: Pro • in Dec 2021
Travelled as: Group
Outrageous what they offer for the price before Christmas
It sucks so much when you have to ski for four days over and over again in a small limited area although there is actually a huge area. After the fresh snow, one could well have opened, among other... Read complete review
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Alex K (Age: 46-50)
Skill: Advanced • in Dec 2021
Travelled as: Group
never again Zermatt before Christmas
While the Austrians open all their lifts in the morning, whether it is snowing, storming or foggy, the people of Zermatt first open a small part of their lifts. If you are lucky, one or two are add... Read complete review
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Jan Geuenich (Age: 26-30)
Skill: Advanced • in Nov 2021
Travelled as: Couple
A ski experience that lacks nothing, from the panorama to the ski area in general.
All areas have been excellently linked over the years. The disadvantage is the price in Switzerland!
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Steve Hagget (Age: 41-45)
Skill: Pro • in Apr 2019
Travelled as: n.V.
Simply the best
There’s nowhere like Zermatt in the World!
Sickert, Dieter (Age: 61-70)
Skill: Advanced • in Mar 2019
Travelled as: Group
Just awesome
Almost everything is right.
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Dieter Hecht (Age: 61-70)
Skill: Pro • in Apr 2019
Travelled as: Alone
Mostly closed, only 1 kids slope (Riffelberg) open, no one needs that.
I can't say anything positive, because mostly everything was closed .. And the cabin crew arrogant and uneducated ..To Zermatt, only with touring skis .. No one can dictate to me what I have to do and leave ...
Benoit LEVECQ (Age: 61-70)
Skill: Pro • in Feb 2019
Travelled as: Group
La meilleure station de ski
Zermatt a tout: beauté du site, installations modernes, hotellerie et/ou appartement de classe dans chaque catégorie, restauration sur les pistes extraordinaire, gentillesse sur place, domaine skiable très soigné.
Mooser (Age: 46-50)
Skill: Advanced • in Mar 2017
Travelled as: Couple
Hans (Age: 46-50)
Skill: Pro • in Mar 2018
Travelled as: Alone
For me the best ski resort in the world
Yes, it is expensive in Zermatt. But there is also a lot to be offered. Especially for experts! I drive there at least every two years for a week and can recommend it to anyone. Just a dream. No full pistes, Mega panorama and Super cheese fondue!! :)
Hoesel (Age: 51-60)
Skill: Advanced • in Mar 2018
Travelled as: Family
Simply Terrific
Very varied ski area, always in front of fantastic scenery, price/performance ratio in order
Erwin Sutter (Age: 70+)
Skill: Advanced • in Feb 2018
Travelled as: Couple
Variety on the slopes and dreamlike surroundings of many 4000s of the Alps.
MaBa (Age: 51-60)
Skill: Pro • in Dec 2017
Travelled as: Family
The best ski resort in the world at the foot of the Matterhorn
expensive and lace; Complicated arrival; Very long runs; Due to the altitude rather something for spring skiing
Julian (Age: 46-50)
Skill: Pro • in Oct 2017
Travelled as: Family
Super steaming with a terrific culinary offer at top Panorama
For me the best ski resort in the Alps
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Diana (Age: 51-60)
Skill: Advanced • in Oct 2017
Travelled as: Group
Florian Weis (Age: 31-35)
Skill: Pro • in Jan 2007
Travelled as: n.V.
Zermatt – the best ski resort in the Alps?
It remains a question of whether Zermatt is really the best ski resort in the whole Alps! However, there is no doubt that there is no other ski resort in such an impressive environment as the ski a... Read complete review
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