Zermatt, home of Matterhorn.
Zermatt, in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is renowned for skiing, climbing and hiking which makes this a great summer or winter destination. The town lies below the iconic Matterhorn peak, which straddles the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. Zermatts main street, Bahnhofstrasse is lined with boutique shops, hotels and restaurants and is known for a lively après-ski scene.
Town and ski area highlights
Ski area stats:
Summit 12792ft with 7477ft of vertical drop and a base elevation of 5315ft.
The resort offers 145 runs including beginner terrain 11%, intermediate terrain 22%, advanced terrain 57% and 10% of the resort offering expert terrain
LONGEST RUN : 15.5 mi with 360 skiable acres
The car-free village of Zermatt offers everything packed into a very small area. Looking forward to taking a walk through a romantic corner of the old village? Strolling down Bahnhofstrasse? Savoring après-ski drinking and snacks?
The highest cable car station in Europe with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year.
The subterranean world of Zermatlantis, the Matterhorn Museum, reveals the history of the village of Zermatt. Attractions include original houses, a multimedia room and finds from the first ascent of the Matterhorn.
Featured Zermatt Accommodations
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Mont Cervin Palace
Mont Cervin Palace provides guests with all the comforts of a private residence and all the variety of a resort. Relax in your 5-star room, enjoy the spa facilities, dine in one of the onsite, gourmet restaurants or head to one of the quaint cafes or fine dining restaurants. With three styles of room accommodations, Mont Cervin Palace offers diversity to suit any family or group.
The Schweizerhof was designed for Tribes of all ages, families, friends, sports enthusiasts and individuals seeking to let go and live life to the full. The 95 rooms and suites have been fully redesigned to provide you with a true mountain like stay. The alpine-chic style flowing through the rooms delights the luxury lovers as well as the classic Swiss-Chalet friends.
FAIRMONT Banff Springs
The Alex, in the heart of Zermatt is a mountain hut on the outside and a trendy, stylish boutique hotel on the inside. Hotel Alex features attractive interior finishes of traditional furniture, brocade curtains, velvet pillows, exquisite carving and precious paintings of the Matterhorn.