The experience of being in Zermatt is truly special right from the time you arrive. Only small electric taxis and horse-drawn carriages are allowed to circulate through the village, where just over five thousand inhabitants live. On the way to the hotel, you will pass small streets, lined with typical alpine chalets – some of them, built more than 200 years ago. Isolated from the surrounding elevations is a peak that stands out from every angle: the Matterhorn, whose slightly sloping tip is featured on the wrapper of every Toblerone chocolate bar. At about 14,691 feet, this is one of the main symbols of Switzerland and serves as the backdrop for the descents.

Famous for the abundance and quality of its snow, Zermatt is divided into three distinct areas – Sunegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn and SchwarzseeMatterhorn – and connects to Cervinia, Italy. Switzerland’s largest heli-ski operation is located here and it’s possible to ski from January to January on the Theodul glacier at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. It’s no wonder this resort is adored among the most experienced, while there are also dedicated areas for beginners and the little ones.

At the end of the day, skiers will find comfort at the boutique hotels, lively nightlife and a considerable amount of gourmet restaurants, four of which were awarded Michelin stars. Everything reinforces the feeling of being in an exclusive resort in the middle of the Alps.


Northern Hemisphere December to March


Base - 5314 feet
Top - 12,791 feet


21% - Beginner
61% - Intermediate
18% - Advanced




Connects With Other Mountain Skiing
Gourmet Restaurant
Night Skiing
Shopping Area


In the village: In Zermatt there are some Michelin starred restaurants such as The Omnia and After Seven. Most of the city's restaurants serve fondues and raclettes, typical dishes from the region. The most famous are Pöstli Stübli and the Saycheese. Thanks to the proximity to Italy, there is good pasta and pizza in places like Pizzeria Ristorante Molino. On the mountain: The mountain also has several options for gourmet restaurants that are part of the local history, such as Blatten, which has been serving typical alpine dishes since 1850 - among the desserts, the apfelstrudel is a must. In a 16th-century wooden house, Zum See is one of the few restaurants on the mountain that serves quality seafood.


The Gornergrat is a great place to admire and photograph the mountains that surround Zermatt. Other tour options are Igloo Dorf, an igloo village where visitors can wine and dine at an ice bar. There are also curling games on the rink in the center of Zermatt. If you have more time, you can board the Glacier Express, the emblematic alpine train that takes you to St. Moritz.


In the Riffelberg ski area, the Snowli Kids Village is exclusively dedicated to children aged 3 to 5 years old, who learn to ski with the help of magic carpets. At Wolli Park, the space for little ones has games and other recreational activities, in addition to having the presence of the mascot of the season, the Wolli sheep. In town, children can also have fun on the skating rink.


The best place to shop in Zermatt is on Bahnhofstrasse, which is lined with shops. Scattered around the city there are big brands like Montblanc, Omega, The North Face, Moncler and Timberland. In terms of local products, Arnold Walker is one of the most traditional cheese producers in the region, Destination Home sells wool pillows and blankets and Matterland Souvenirs is full of miniatures, plush toys and wooden toys.


On the mountain, the Champagner Bar and Hennu Stall are always lively during après-ski. In town, the Papperla Pub has an Irish pub vibe and live music. For those looking to stretch out into the early hours, the Cuckoo Club and the Broken Bar are true local institutions.


Zurich/Zermatt – 3H


Lodging Options

CERVO Mountain Resort

The exclusive CERVO Mountain Boutique Hotel is surrounded by incredible landscape, between the town and forestry, The village’s only ski-in/ski-out resort has just 36 accommodations ranging from 70-square-foot rooms to four-bedroom chalets, each decorated in a unique modern, traditional mountain style. Amenities include a Spa, which has an outdoor hot tub with mountain view,…

Hotel Albana Real

The Hotel Albana Real in Zermatt welcomes you to a refined yet familiar atmosphere. The luxurious cozy rooms, expressing a touch of Art-Deco, invite you to enjoy tranquility and relaxation. Our stylish smoking lounge as well as our cozy bar boasts a superb collection of whiskies, wines, cocktails and cigars.

Hotel Monte Rosa

Photographs do not capture the Belle Époque hotel’s charm and beauty. With the Swiss Alps and snow-capped buildings in the village as a picturesque landscape, the Zermatt ski season at the Monte Rosa is an unforgettable experience. The chalets are traditional Swiss structures, with minimalistic decor, antique furniture, tartan fabrics, parquet…

Hotel Schweizerhof Zermatt

Localizado no centro de Zermatt, na famosa Banhofstrasse, o Hotel Schweizerhof é uma tradicional cabana de montanha. Desde a sua atmosfera amigável e descontraída até às acomodações ligadas ao Nico Kids’ Club, o Schweizerhof é o refúgio perfeito para famílias. Os hóspedes mais velhos podem relaxar no spa, desfrutar de…

Mont Cervin Palace

Situado no coração de Zermatt, o Mont Cervin Palace destaca-se pela sua atraente fachada sul e telhado com várias torres, além da sua popular carruagem vermelha puxada por cavalos. O hotel dispõe de 150 quartos e suítes em quatro edifícios interligados. Um local bonito e de renome internacional, com inúmeros…