Switzerland Ski Resort Guide for Zermatt

Zermatt Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort

This is an all round resort that began life as a traditional mountain village and went on to become a centre for mountaineering. The charming old town is sprawling and is dominated by the Matterhorn. The village is situated along either side of a river with mountains rising on each side. The main street consists of a station, luxury hotels, shops and restaurants. It is car free although electric vehicles are very obvious.

About the Mountains near Zermatt

The slopes are very well suited to intermediates and expert skiers. It has ski runs that many say are some of the best. The intermediate will love the choice of easy to challenging runs that make up this resort. Beginners may be a bit dissapointed as there are few runs to progress on once the nursery slopes have been conquered.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Zermatt

The mountain restaurants have an extrememely good reputation. There are over 100 restaurants to choose from ranging from the eye wateringly expensive to the more afordable pasta and pizza variety. The apres ski is equally varied and a good time should be had by all with a good mix of the sophisticated to the more earthy venues.

Zermatt Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability4 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 42
Resort HeightResort Height 1620 m
5310 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 1620-3820 m
5310-12530 ft
QueuesQueues 3 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 0%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 27%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 47%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 26%

Local Tourist Office Information

Web address: www.zermatt.ch

Email: zermatt@wallis.ch

Telephone: 966 8100