The very pretty mountain village/resort of Zermatt is one of the great ski and climbing centres of the world.

Nestled in a deep valley enclosed between steeply scarped mountains, it is dominated by the huge and gracefully curved pyramid of the Matterhorn. The skiing is great for all levels and it is one of the few places you can ski two countries in one day.

Zermatt is linked to the Italian resort of Cervinia which provides some wonderful intermediate skiing and of course delicious mountain restaurants where 2 hours of eating and drinking can disappear without you noticing. The village is picturesque with cobbled streets and with no cars allowed at all in the resort to protect the environment, you really notice the silence. Only the use of electric transport is allowed. There is an extensive selection of high-quality restaurants, bars and clubs – something for everyone.

For those choosing not to ski there is lots to do such as the beautiful scenic mountain train that takes you and the skiers all the way up to Gornergrat at 3189m (highest hotel in Switzerland).

  • 2 ½ hours transfer from Geneva and 3 ½ hours from Zurich
  • 29 mountains soaring over 4000m (13,100ft)
  • Nine of the ten highest mountains in Europe
  • Highest (ski) lift in Europe – Klein Matterhorn (Gobba di Rollin) 3899m (12,830ft)
  • Largest summer skiing area in the Alps (all year 9 ski lifts / 25 km runs)
  • One of the longest winter skiing season in Europe (late November to early May)
  • Longest consistently open ski run in Europe (Klein Matterhorn to Zermatt 13 Km – open late November to mid April)

 

  • resort height 1620m
  • vertical drop 3820m

  • geneva2 1/2 hr

  • highest 3820m
  • Lowest 1620m
  • km of pistes 394km
  • longest slope 15km
  • no. of lifts 60
  • Drag lifts 21
  • Chair lifts 18
  • Cable cars, bubbles 19
  • Other lifts 2
  • snow cannons 129
  • easy runs 33%
  • medium runs 46%
  • difficult runs 21%
  • cross-country 8km
  • Glacier Klein Matterhorn
  • Snow parks 1
  • Linked resort Cervinia

  • Bowling alley
  • Sports centre
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Ice rink
  • Paragliding
  • panoramic helicopter flights
  • Walking trails

 

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