Nestled at the foot of Switzerland's most famous mountain, the Matterhorn, Zermatt combines amazing mixed-ability skiing on high, snow covered slopes with stunning natural scenery and some of the world's best high-altitude dining and nightlife.
Set at altitudes between 1,620m and 3,900m Zermatt is snow-sure and even provides summer skiing.There are hundreds of kilometres of runs to enjoy in Zermatt and its neighbouring Italian resorts of Cervinia and Valtournenche. And although Zermatt has a world-renowned reputation as a serious winter sports heaven the area is so vast and the terrain so varied that there's plenty on offer for everyone from novice level upwards. Already regarded as one of the best places to ski Zermatt is putting itself on the snowboarding map.
The resort's terrain keeps even the most accomplished boarder entertained and Zermatt boasts The Gravity Park, open all year round and includes a 200m superpipe, big rails and a wall ride. Another bonus of Zermatt is that the Tourist Board organise special ski programmes. Serious skiers can take courses in powder and hard-packed snow or go explore ski mountaineering and off-piste routes to other famous resorts with guides. Heliskiing is also available for the most adventurous. The less hard-core can take skiing with classical music courses, skiing with language courses and even skiing with dance classes. There is something for everyone at Zermatt !
Mixing sophisticated holiday destination with pretty Alpine village Zermatt boasts a varied offering. It mixes luxury hotels with practical holiday apartments and even has an igloo village! Only a few hours' drive from the international airports of Zurich, Basel, Geneva and Milan, Zermatt is easy to get to from the UK and is a destination for some low-cost carriers too. With an flight time of around 2 hours from the UK , you won't spend the entire day in transit either and can be skiing the same day you leave home.