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Ski & Snow / Zermatt, Switzerland

In car-free Zermatt village, electric buggies hum around streets lined with fabulous designer boutiques, chic restaurants and buzzing après-ski bars nestled alongside old Valaisian style wooden barns. An ideal choice for non-skiers who can use many of the mountain lifts to access the world class mountain restaurants and spectacular winter walking. Ski Area With its reliable snow, magnificent scenery and Alpine charm, Zermatt offers some of the most attractive skiing in Europe. The Gornegrat cog railway and Sunnegga underground funicular access two of Zermatt’s four ski areas, a delight for intermediates who can cruise easy going pistes interlinked to more challenging reds. From the other end of the village the Matterhorn Express goes up to the smaller Schwarzsee area then skyward towards the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise complete with vast glacial panoramas and links over to the Italian resort of Cervinia. With a guide, off-piste potential is superb for both experts and those who wish to venture off-piste for the first time.

Zermatt, Switzerland Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Geneva: 1 hour 40 minutes
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Zermatt, Switzerland Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in Zermatt, Switzerland.

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Zermatt, Switzerland /Resort Guide

Altitude of resort: 1620m Highest skiing point: 3820m Total pistes length: 200km Number of lifts: 34 Blue runs: 21% Red runs: 62% Black runs: 17% Recommended for: Beginners: ** Intermediates: **** Advanced: **** Families: ** Non-skiers: ****

Best experiences in Zermatt

  • Off the slopes enjoy horse drawn sleigh rides, outdoor ice skating, curling, snowshoeing, winter walking and helicopter flights in addition to a variety of winter events and festivities.
  • With some of the highest slopes in Europe, Zermatt has a superb snow record and boasts the highest ski run in Europe from the top of the Klein Matterhorn at 3820m as well as exciting heli-skiing on the Monte Rosa from 4250m.
  • Live bands on the home runs and irresistible après-ski bars in the village centre where the good natured merriment and dancing spills out onto the streets. Laid-back lounges and Champagne bars complete the mix of informal and sophisticated fun.

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