Zermatt

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Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke
Overall
4.6

Zermatt's Matterhorn is the iconic pinnacle of the Alps, the 14,692 ft peak beckons skiers to this popular ski village reached only by train. Zermatt offers unrivaled scenery, romantic Swiss chalets, and the highest elevation skiing with the longest snow season in the Alps - including year round skiing on the glacier. Zermatt is on everyone's list as one of the best places to ski in Europe. In addition to phenomenal scenery and skiing, there are over 50 traditional on-mountain chalets serving lunch. Zermatt village is more of a small city - offering upscale lodging - five-star ski hotels, dining, shopping, and a lively après ski bar scene.

Best month to go

March to April

March to April are the best month to visit Zermatt. Best blend of solid snow cover, chances for powder and probability of sunshine.
Zermatt vs
ZermattArosa Lenzerheide
beginner--
intermediate21 %61 %
advanced62 %27 %
expert17 %12 %
total runs147 117
ski area394ac 225ac
summit elevation12,791ft 9,400ft
total lifts54 -
child lift ticketFree CHF25 ($25 USD)
adult lift ticketCHF79 ($80 USD) CHF75 ($76 USD)
uncrowded
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snow
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back country
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value for money
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average total snowfall6″ -

Zermatt Reviews

Superb 4.6 / 5
based on 4 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

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Intermediates

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Advanced

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Accessibility

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Side/Backcountry

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Value for money

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Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

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Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 18, 2017
YMYann M.
advanced skier
Zermatt is one of the most beautiful ski resort in Switzerland. A lift can bring you to 3900m above sea level to get a gorgeous view on the Swiss most famous mountain : the Matterhorn. The domain is really big and you can cross the Italian border. There loads of good backcountry spots, particularly on the glacier and on the Gornergrat side.... More
Superb!5 / 5Nov 08, 2017
GBGenie B.
advanced skier
This resort is over the top. I went here over 39 years ago and been back since and is still a great Swiss ski resort for all levels and has things to do for non skiers. ... More
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 08, 2017
JJason
Zermatt is one of Switzerland's best resorts, very close to Verbier but on the Swiss-German speaking side of the mountains. They have great terrain and a world class ski school. You can even ski down to Italy for lunch and be back for dinner.
Superb!5 / 5Sep 22, 2017
DSDrew S.
When you arrive by train, into a valley without cars, under the Matterhorn in morning light, you feel inspired to ski, as skiing was meant to be. Whether you ride the téléphérique or take thé train (To different peaks), you wonder how vast these mountains actually are. And they are vast; the Klein Matterhorn has a vertical drop of over 5,000... More

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