Home of the Majestic Matterhorn Gareth Pilkington, Sales Manager

"Skiing in the shadow of the Matterhorn is an awesome experience and the skiing in Zermatt is as good as the scenery. There is so much terrain here and it is really well linked too. I loved skiing over to Cervinia in Italy where I had a long lunch at Lo Copa Pan. After dark you need to find Z’alt Hischi where they serve the biggest measures I have ever seen!"

Zermatt Ski Holidays

Beautiful car-free streets, exceptional luxury hotels, pristine pistes spread across the Swiss-Italian border, soaring views of the Matterhorn – need we say more? Get ready to fall under Zermatt’s spell as you discover one of the world’s most captivating resorts. 

Explore the slopes

Linked with the Italian resort of Cervinia, Zermatt boasts a vast 360km ski area with everything from gently undulating beginner slopes to demanding black runs and some incredible off-piste terrain.

There is a choice of beginner areas located high up on the mountain. This ensures not only great snow conditions but allows groups of mixed ability skiers to meet up easily for lunch at one of the great mountain restaurants.  There is also a fantastic choice of ski schools, many of which are British-run.

Intermediates can explore to their hearts’ content, even taking a day to ski over to Italy for lunch. Tear up long, leg-burning reds, dabble in some off-piste (with a guide) and head up to the ski area’s highest point at a staggering 3899m to enjoy the stunning panoramic views.

Advanced skiers and riders will find a wealth of fantastic off-piste and itinerary runs to challenge them. Why not try a heli-skiing experience to make the most of the incredible terrain in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn? 

Enjoy the resort

Beautiful, picture-perfect, chocolate-box… There aren’t words to adequately describe the alpine charm of this sensational resort. Zermatt’s narrow pedestrianised streets are lined with rustic timber chalets, historic churches and inviting shops and eateries. The perfect meeting point of Swiss tradition and modern luxury.

The restaurants in Zermatt are truly outstanding, whether you’re grabbing a delicious lunch on the mountain or enjoying a relaxed evening meal in town. There’s an eclectic flavour to the gourmet offerings, with everything from Swiss specialities to innovative seafood dishes on the menu. The proximity to the Italian border means hearty dishes like pasta and pizza also feature highly.  

Après-ski in Zermatt is certainly on the lively side, with live music, fun crowds and no end of venues. Go for a stylish wine bar, a low-key pub or something more traditional where you might even see staff wearing lederhosen.

Where to stay

Switzerland is renowned for its excellent hospitality and grand hotels, and the offering in Zermatt certainly lives up to this reputation. It’s home to some of our finest 4 and 5-star luxury ski hotels, offering you the chance to relax and unwind as you enjoy seamless service and dazzling views of the iconic Matterhorn. With several elegant choices that deliver historic charm, stunning décor and refined luxury, you’ll find no shortage of hotels you’ll want to call home during your stay.

Important information
Ski Area Matterhorn Ski Paradise: 360km
Ski Range 1620-3899m
Blue Runs 32
Red Runs 83
Black Runs 14
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Distance from airports
Geneva 3hr30mins
Zurich 4hr50mins