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Luxury Ski Holidays Zermatt

Zermatt has established itself as one of the most renowned world-class resorts in the Alps. Set at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn, the picturesque Swiss resort is made up of rustic chalets, designer shops and luxury ski hotels. Centred around the church of St Mauritius, the village is car-free and still retains its Alpine charm.

 

Zermatt has 200km of well-groomed pistes and is linked to the Italian resort of Cervinia, which adds another 160km of accessible pistes. Both the resorts are high in altitude, making them snow sure throughout the season.

 

The 200km of pistes cater to beginners, families, intermediates and experts. Beginners can learn on the green runs by the Gornergrat and Riffelberg chairlifts, while steeper red runs are accessible around the Trockener Steg gondola station.

Ask the Experts

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James, Ski Expert

“If you ski over into Italy, make sure you don't forget to bring your euros and passport.”

Hugo, Head of Sales

“Take the Matterhorn Express gondola to the 3,885m Klein Matterhorn - the highest cable car station in Europe, to enjoy views across the face of the Matterhorn"

Clare, Ski Expert

“Heli-skiing and ski touring with local guides allows access to some incredible off-piste and scenic runs.”

 

 

The lavishly, and sometimes eccentrically designed Hotel Alex was built in 1960 by local mountain guide Alex Perren. Just a couple of minutes from the train station, it has an excellent location and is one of Ski Solutions’ favourites. There is a 25-metre pool, spa, gym, squash court as well as an indoor tennis court.

 

The sleek and minimalist five-star Omnia boutique hotel has floor-to-ceiling windows that offer beautiful views over the surrounding mountains. The resident chef creates contemporary dishes with authentic flavours and there is a wellness centre with a heated pool that is both indoor and outdoor.

 

Dining in Zermatt

Zermatt has 17 Gault Millau awarded restaurants, four of which are also Michelin-star restaurants. Whether you want to taste craft beer and share plates or dine on regional Valais dishes, there is a wide selection available.

 

Chez Vrony serves organic home-made produce and has sublime views over the Matterhorn, 1818 Eat & Drink is set in an old Valais style parlour serving regional products and the Uncorked wine bar has more than 80 different wines from the Valais region.

Winter activities

For a special occasion, take the Matterhorn Express VIP Gondola and enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne. Dine at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise restaurant, where on a clear day you can spot 38 4,000m high peaks surrounding you.

 

The train that runs between Zermatt and Gornergrat is a wonderful journey that weaves around the mountain and past beautiful scenery. Unwind at the Alpine Hideaway Spa or Hotel Omnia’s wellness centre or treat your well-used muscles to some relaxation.

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