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Zermatt Ski Resort Guide

Zermatt Ski Resort Guide

Zermatt to Cervinia photo


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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 26 Feb

  • Last Snowfall: 24 February 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 280 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 20 cm
  • Piste: Excellent
  • Off-piste: Powder

Today’s Weather (2720 m)

heavy snow
5 WSW5
-10 °C F-Level
heavy snow
5 SW5
-7 °C F-Level
heavy snow
10 NW10
-7 °C F-Level

Zermatt, under the shadow of the Matterhorn, is one of Europe's best ski areas. Linked to Cervinia, just over the border in Italy, Zermatt offers over 250km of pistes. Despite 71 lifts, there is often a bit of a queue to get up the mountain in the morning. Once there you will be spoiled for choice whatever your ability. Throw in a world class terrain park and pipe and you realize Zermatt is truly a top resort. Off the piste, Zermatt is traditional, slightly snobby and expensive. Stay in one of the many chalets on the outskirts to save cash for the excellent restaurants in town. Nightlife is also very good.

Resorts close to Zermatt include: Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche (12 km), Macugnaga (17 km), Zinal (17 km), Saas Fee (18 km), La Forclaz (Evolène) (19 km),

Zermatt ski chalets, resort hotel accomodation and ski lodging Zermatt Chalets, Ski Hotels & Lodging

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All Zermatt Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 60
  • Beginner: 23%
  • Intermediate: 44%
  • Advanced: 33%
  • Cross-country: 60 km
  • Snowmaking: 25%
  • Acres of ski: 983
  • Terrain Parks: 2
  • Halfpipes: 2


  • Restaurants: 38
  • Bars: 44
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 2201 m


  • Draglifts: 10
  • Chairlifts: 9
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 13
  • Toplift: m


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Resort fully open with links to Cervinia also working. Last snow c.10 days ago, but piste conditions all excellent due to a combination of snow machines and well managed snow. Off-piste is very pathcy due to a very thin base.

Forecast is for continuning sunshine over the next 4 or 5 days. Christmas week may be very bright...

Information supplied 16 Dec 2009

Visitor Reviews of Zermatt

adambrau from United States writes:

Zermatt is my favorite place in the world; I acknowledge I am biased. Skiing bumps on the Stockhorn, you will be virtually alone. If you get up early the on-piste grooming is phenomenal, your skis melt into the butter corduroy. Beautiful alpine village framed by the Matterhorn - even Disney (gulp) only imitated this stunning alpine landmark. Zermatt is tucked away in one of the furthest Swiss valleys, but you can take the train from Zurich in 3.5 hours and the scenery from Visp to the Zmatt Bahnhoff never fails to disappoint. Zermatt might not rank along Val d'Isere or Aspen in terms of expert skiing, but it posses a magical place in my heart. Once you know it like the back of your hand, all the cons that other people have listed below seem baseless. Even if my European friends complain it is too far for a long weekend, I would almost rather be alone in Zermatt than enjoy their company. Obviously, a subjective topic, but I am a disciple. Nothing matches the feeling of getting the first lift up the mountain, even if you only had two hours sleep the night before. Or better eight!

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city forecasts
Sion, Switzerland 39 km
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Surf Breaks
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surf forecast
Voltri, Italy 193 km
Cogoleto, Italy 194 km
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Mountain Peaks
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mountain forecasts
Riffelhorn, Italy 3 km
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