Zermatt
Ski Resort Review

Zermatt Piste Map

Zermatt Ski Resort Reviews

"Fantastic skiing, vertical drop and accommodation but close enough not to be "pisted" off at the size of your carbon footprint! - Hazel Jan '09"

Zermatt Ski Resort Review

The Swiss Ski Resort of Zematt is surrounded by the dramatic peaks of some of Europe's highest mountains, including the Dom, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn. Zermatt enjoys one of the longest ski seasons in the Alps and is a world without cars, electric-cars and horse-drawn sleighs and carriages are the only transport allowed.

As part of The Ski Matterhorn Paradise, skiers in Zermatt have access to 350km of Pistes, linking to Breuil Cervina & Valtoumenche in Itay.

Zermatt In Brief

Getting To Zermatt:
Zurich to Zermatt: 250km (156 miles);
Geneva to Zermatt: 230km (144 miles).
Châtillon to Cervinia: 27km (17 miles).
Regular bus service from station. Zermatt Resort cannot be reached, directly, by car; motorists must park a little way down the valley at Täsch.


Altitude:
Zermatt: 1,620 - 3,820m (5,320 - 12,530ft).
Cervinia: 2,050 - 3,460m (6,730 - 11,350ft).


No. of Ski Lifts:
57 (including Cervina).


Types of Ski Pistes:
33% beginner, 41% intermediate, 26% advanced.


Main Resort Advantages:
Beautiful scenery; traditional Alpine village; large selection of restaurants; car-free; linked to Cervinia.


Drawbacks:
Spread-out ski area; accommodation can be far from slopes.; purpose-built village in Cervinia unattractive.