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Zermatt ski resort

Valais, Switzerland

Zermatt ski resort is located in Valais, Switzerland. With a peak elevation of 3,899m, it offers skiers and snowboarders a whopping 2,279m vertical drop. The ski area smashes every record: highest ski resort in Europe, snow certainty, two countries, 365 days a year.

Zermatt ski resort is about the wilderness, the sense of danger and the exquisite beauty of the high Swiss Alps. It is also very upmarket and stylish. It is unquestionably unique and cocoons you in its luxury. Though more about scenery than skiing, the Matterhorn Ski Paradise remains an inspirational reminder of the 38 other 4,000m peaks that surround the valley.

In total Zermatt ski resort offers 360 km of trails. 20% (76 km) of the total terrain ideal for beginners, 60% (223 km) suitable for intermediate skiers and 20% (61 km) for the more advanced and expert level skiers and snowboarders. This is all easily accessible with 54 ski lifts.

The diverse ski area certainly justifies their reputation as one of the best winter destinations in the world. But, it's the complete package that makes Zermatt ski resort so good. The terrain best suits intermediate and advanced skiers. The longest ski run extends over a distance of 25.7km. The ski lifts go to the highest heights. Up to the Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 m, where you can look the four thousand-meter alps and the Matterhorn right in the eye. Pistes carefully groomed for every skill level. And don’t forget the box stops, because famous and cosy mountain restaurants all located right next to the pistes.

Mountain enthusiasts dream of winter sports in Zermatt ski resort. You can hang out at the Zermatt Unplugged music festival outdoors on a sunny terrace and be part of the action when young stars are discovered. And the entire family will certainly enjoy an outing to Gornergrat for sledding with a view of the Matterhorn.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Zermatt ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 360 km 223.7 mi

  • Easiest 76 km 47.2 mi | 21%
  • More Difficult 223 km 138.6 mi | 62%
  • Most Difficult 61 km 37.9 mi | 17%
  • Terrain Park Yes
  • Half Pipes Yes

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
3899 m 12792 ft
Base elevation:
1620 m 5315 ft
Vertical Drop:
2279 m 7477 ft
Total Trails:
360 km 223.7 mi
Longest Run:
25.7 km 16 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassCHF 79
  • Kids Day PassCHF 40
  • Season PassCHF 1515
  • Kids Season PassCHF 758
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 52

  • Cable Car / Tram2
  • Gondolas5
  • Chairlifts20
  • T-Bars13
live cam

Snowmaking Yes

  • Mtn Snowmaking %80 %
  • No of Snow guns1060

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:14/01/2019
  • 24hrs Snow 0 cm 0 in
  • Base (natural):20 cm 7.9 in
-18 °C
-18 °C
SW11 km/h SW7 m/h


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