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Zermatt Ski Resort Guide

Zermatt Ski Resort Guide

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 17 Apr

  • Last Snowfall: 11 April 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 265 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 0 cm
  • Piste: Excellent
  • Off-piste: Varied

Today’s Weather (2720 m)

light snow
10 NW10
-1 °C F-Level
light snow
10 NW10
-1 °C F-Level
moderate snow
10 SE10
-1 °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),

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Zermatt Location Maps

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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

Ben from Switzerland writes:

Don't go for the skiing, go for the full experience!

If you want a ski, ski, ski holiday don't go to Zermatt.

If you want a balance between skiing and mountain town holiday do it! One of the best ski holidays you can have!

At the end of the day the overall ski experience is average in Zermatt itself. Notice how most of the positive reviews note that you should head over to Italy as much as you can! It is for a reason. If the link to Italy is shut, expect queues.

Management of lifts was poor. Open late regularly.

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City Forecasts
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city forecasts
Sion, Switzerland 39 km
Aosta, Italy 45 km
Biella, Italy 55 km
Verbania, Italy 63 km
Thun, Switzerland 83 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Zermatt

surf forecast
Voltri, Italy 193 km
Cogoleto, Italy 194 km
Multido (Genoa), Italy 196 km
Varazze, Italy 198 km
Acque-Calde (Savona), Italy 200 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Zermatt

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Zermatt

mountain forecasts
Riffelhorn, Italy 3 km
Gornergrat, Italy 4 km
Trockener Steg, Italy 4 km
Unter Gabelhorn, Switzerland 4 km
Hohtalli, Italy 5 km