Skiing in Zermatt
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.
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. If you ski over into Italy, make sure you don’t forget to bring your euros and passport.
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.
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.