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Zermatt Resort Guide

The Zermatt resort guide summary is: Zermatt has 32 lifts within its 397 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 2201m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 60 trail at Zermatt.


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Zermatt Resort Guide

The Zermatt resort guide summary is: Zermatt has 32 lifts within its 397 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 2201m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 60 trail at Zermatt.

Vertical:

Top: 3820m
Arrow
2201m
Bot: 1619m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

60
23%
44%
33%

Hectares of Ski:

397
Snowmaking: 25%

Zermatt Lifts:

  • drag lift icon10
  • ski lift icon9
  • cablecar icon13
Total lifts = 32
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Visiting Zermatt

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Zermatt.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    38 | 44
  • Nearest Airport
    Geneva
  • Nearest Train Station
    Zermatt
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +41/27/9660105

Zermatt Features

The terrain at Zermatt includes:


What's it like at Zermatt resort?

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 52 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 realise 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.


Explore Zermatt Location Map

Interactive Zermatt trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Zermatt?

JanuaryAverage: 3.9 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Zermatt is week 2 of January. There are typically 3.9 snowy days during this week with 94cm of snowfall. Check out the Zermatt Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Zermatt

Overall: 4.1 Based on 70 votes and 68 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.7
  • Variety of pistes 4.7
  • Off-piste 4.3
  • Scenery 5.0
  • Apres-Ski 4.5
  • Vote

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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