Zermatt

About

Zermatt is one of the most beautiful high altitude ski resorts in the Alps with one of the world’s most renowned mountains, The Matterhorn. The cobbled streets of the car-free mountain village is bustling with life. The combination of excellent gourmet mountain restaurants, lively après-ski and a varied-ability 394km ski area with a huge variety of piste, off piste, freestyle and heli-skiing makes its status as one of the world’s best winter resorts fully deserved. The main street is lively, full of shops and bars spilling out onto the street at après-time. The largest vehicle you’ll encounter in this picturesque town is a battery run milk cart or horse drawn sleigh. At almost any time of day, there’s a great atmosphere here.

 

Domaine: Zermatt and Cervinia

Resort Height: 1620m

Pistes: 360km

Lifts: 54

Vertical Drop: 2279m

Details

What to do …

Visit the ice rink for a game of curling or a twirl

Go sledging at Gornergrat with a view of the Matterhorn or Cross-Country skiing on the 15km of ski trails

Have an alpine surprise at the Michellin starred Heimberg restaurant, a fondue at Le Gitan Grill or a rösti at Via-a-Via overlooking The Matterhorn

Ski over to Cervinia and go to Bontadini for a superb Italian dish

What we love

No cars are allowed in the resort

Skiing to lunch in Italy…

Some of the best mountain restaurants in the Alps

Beautiful resort

Swiss trains.

Great Ski schools

Amazing skiing.

Loads for the non-skier to do

What needs improving

The long lunch in Cervinia, if you miss the last lift up the taxi back will be more expensive than staying the night..

Zermatt suits everyone but the beginner to intermediate level can find it tricky.

Getting There

Regional flights from any major UK airport will fly you into Geneva Airport (3hr road transfer or 3hr Train transfer) or Zurich Airport (3hr train) directly to Zermatt.

CHALETS & APARTMENTS IN Zermatt

Glacier

Zermatt

A private lift takes you from the high street up to the exclusive Haus Glacier. Once inside the tranquil apartment it is difficult to imagine that you are in the very heart of Zermatt and far above the non-stop buzz…

PRICES FROM based on a 1-week stay

LOW SEASON

£3354 

HIGH SEASON

£14574 
Sleeps: Bedrooms: Distance to slopes: 5 minute walk  Spa facilities: No  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: No  Fireplace: No 

Gmatchi

Zermatt

Gmatchi is a spectacular barn conversion in a stunning position at the very heart of Zermatt’s cobbled old town. The original house dates from 1753 and over the centuries the building has seen use as a cow barn, a hayloft…

PRICES FROM based on a 1-week stay

LOW SEASON

£3474 

HIGH SEASON

£14694 
Sleeps: Bedrooms: Distance to slopes:   Spa facilities: No  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: No  Fireplace: Yes 

The Zermatt Lodge

Zermatt

Situated close to the main street and the Sunnegga Express lift station, The Lodge takes up the whole top floor (320 square meters) of a chalet with an unmatched view over the roof tops dominated by the Matterhorn. There are…

PRICES FROM based on a 1-week stay

LOW SEASON

£12073 

HIGH SEASON

£15762 
Sleeps: 10  Bedrooms: Distance to slopes: 4 mins walk  Spa facilities: Yes  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: No  Fireplace: Yes 

Hotels in Zermatt

Mont Cervin Palace

Zermatt

With the Matterhorn on it’s doorstep, there is none more grand than the Mont Cervin Palace. Having accommodated skiers from all corners of the world since 1852, hospitality at this timeless Alpine hotel is unparalleled. On the surface, the Mont Cervin’s facade reflects the…

PRICES FROM based on a 1-week stay

LOW SEASON

£2390 

HIGH SEASON

£3190 
Sleeps:   Bedrooms: 150  Distance to slopes: 4 mins walk  Spa facilities: Yes  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: No  Fireplace: Yes