Zermatt is a mountain town in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Valais. Zermatt, at the foot of majestic Matterhorn, is a car-free town, full of life and buzzing streets with shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and noble hotel lounges. In contrast, Zermatt is also a Walser village with houses dating back more than 500 years. Modernity and luxury blends here with tradition and a magnificent mountain setting. In addition, Zermatt is considered to be one of the best ski resorts in the world.

As a ski destination, especially for families, intermediates, experts and ski tourers, Zermatt sits up with the best. The slopes are snowsure from late November to the end of April, making it a wise early and late season choice. A highly-efficient lift system, which improves every year, extensive off-piste skiing, outstanding mountain restaurants and a buzzing, cosmopolitan town all serve to make it a cut above the rest.

Interesting facts you may not know

  • Home to Europe’s highest cable car to the Klein Matterhorn, 3883 meters above sea level
  • Zermatt is surrounded with 38 four thousand metre-high peaks.
  • A railway that takes you up to the Gornergrat (3100m).
  • Zermatt is world’s first pollution free town. The town is car-free and you are transported by horse carriages and electric taxis.
  • Second longest ski run in the world, Zermatt to Valtournenche (20km).
  • The first ascent of the Matterhorn was on 14th July 1865.