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Zermatt – a winter wonderland at any time of the year

Alpine resorts for almost every inhabitant of our planet are associated with wealth, luxurious and aristocratic recreation with elements of extreme sports. The ski resorts in Switzerland stand out as a stand-out in the list of these places. Among the fabulous snowy peaks and luxurious chalets lies a truly paradise of the ski world – the city of Zermatt.

Professional tracks and amateur fun

The very fashionable and expensive Zermatt is primarily famous among professional skiers and winter extreme lovers for its first-class tracks, which have a significant level of difficulty. This fact should be taken into account by all newcomers who have come to this paradise of the Swiss Alps. If you are not an expert in skiing, try any other winter activity that requires significantly less skill and experience. Among such snowy fun in Zermatt, you will be happy to discover for yourself:

  • Sanki;
  • Snow bike (ski bike);
  • Skates;
  • Winter golf;
  • Winter volleyball.

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The huge popularity of Zermatt has practically deprived it of such a concept as a “low season”, therefore, at any time of the year and day of the week, a significant number of people gather on the ski lifts of this resort, which means, be ready to stand in queues up to half an hour. The ski-pass system in Zermatt offers significant discounts for different categories of tourists, for example, children under 9 years old are entitled to a free ski-pass, children from 9 to 16 can purchase a pass at half price, and those over 63 years old, i.e. retirees receive a 25 percent discount.
For the smallest tourists and lovers of skiing, children’s ski schools, as well as kindergartens, where vacationing parents can leave their child in safe and caring hands while skiing, are actively working at the resort. Children’s schools have their own ski slopes, which completely eliminates the crossing of your children with older tourists and significantly minimizes injury in a collision.

Attractions of the resort

Zermatt is surrounded by the highest mountain peaks in the entire European continent, including:

  • Home;
  • Monte Rosa;
  • Matterhorn.

Having chosen this wonderful resort for your vacation, you should not focus only on skiing and other winter sports. Zermatt has a number of remarkable and unique attractions, both man-made and natural. However, almost all of them to one degree or another are associated with the main resort direction of the city – snow and skiing.

One of the most recognizable and famous landmarks of Zermatt is the ice tower, located right in the center of the village. Among other man-made architectural and educational tourist points on the map of Zermatt, the ski museum, the Matterhorn museum, and also the magnificent “ice hall” occupy not the last place.
Among the miraculous natural attractions of this elite ski resort, a special place is occupied by an ice cave in eternal ice on the Klein Matterhorn. The unique ice vaults of this natural architectural masterpiece fascinate every visitor from the very first glance at this turquoise cold surface of the walls and arched vaults of the cave. Like the crystal palace of the fabulous Snow Queen, this enchanting landmark adds another very significant share to the overall elitism and uniqueness of this alpine paradise.

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Undoubtedly, the most important symbol of Zermatt is the majestic, but at the same time aristocratic graceful Matterhorn mountain. Her image in the city is everywhere from the official logo of the resort to the emblems and signs of numerous pubs, hotels and shops. However, the most unforgettable view is from the observation deck overlooking the Matterhorn. Specially constructed and equipped, this site will allow every tourist to get their own exhaustive portion of aesthetic pleasure from contemplating the natural grandeur, beauty and power of the Alpine mountains.

A widely represented network of cafes and restaurants with open terraces within the site will give you the opportunity to pleasantly combine the eternal human needs for bread and circuses in the form of the monumental static beauty of the Matterhorn. One of the most picturesque Alpine rivers, the Matterfisp, flows through the city, originating in the relict Horner Glacier. Zermatt is also famous for some of the sights of the category “the most”, among them:

  • The world’s highest underground funicular;
  • The largest underground sea on the European continent;
  • The widest and longest glacier in Europe;
  • The highest cable car on the continent.

For lovers of transport tourism and exploring the beauty of the area, the resort operates a panoramic train “Glacier Express”, which allows you to enjoy and taste all the incredible beauty of the Swiss Alps. Also, do not forget to visit the beautiful sunny corner of Sunnega on the comfortable funicular.



To get to this beautiful winter paradise, you have to make several changes and use almost all major modes of transport. The nearest airport to which you need to buy a ticket is in Zurich and Geneva, then you should change to a car or train to the Tash resort, but in Zermatt itself you will get another train or minibus. In addition to beautiful views, gorgeous ski slopes and elite hospitality, Zermatt is famous for its exceptional crystal clear air, which is sacredly guarded by the ban on road transport within the resort, which means that you will have to move around the city by electric cars or horse-drawn sleigh rides during the snowy season and in carriages in summer. However, this feature does not complicate the rest at all, but, on the contrary, gives it a unique “zest”.


Accommodation in Zermatt has a number of common characteristics for all Alpine ski resorts. Numerous hotels, chalets and private apartments create a unique atmosphere of comfort and alpine hospitality. However, a significant difference in Zermatt is the level of housing provided and its cost. Do not forget that this is a resort for wealthy people who value comfort and luxury. At the same time, a fairly wide range of price offers will allow you to find housing according to your personal budget.

Food and entertainment


The resort of Zermatt is a vacation spot for wealthy people, which means that a gastronomic tour in this aristocratic corner of Switzerland will be at the highest level. No wonder they say that in Zermatt you can taste caviar with champagne without taking off your skis. An abundance of restaurants, both local and European cuisine, will delight gourmets on vacation. In addition, do not forget that this is also the most “fun” Alpine ski resort, because it is here that a huge variety of discos and night bars are concentrated, which means that it is also one of the most popular places for an unforgettable winter vacation for wealthy youth.

Map Hotels

Map of Zermatt hotels