Quite possibly one of the prettiest ski resorts in the Alps, Zermatt shelters below its crown jewel – The Matterhorn.


Existing in its own little world, the village is car-free, but not traffic-free – electric buggies operating either as hotel shuttles or as public taxis zip around the streets making getting anywhere very convenient.

The views are breathtaking and the cable car trip up to Klein Matterhorn opens up vast panoramas, as well as close-up glacier views – a must. The ski area combines quantity with quality, providing 394km of piste to explore, a freestyle area, a Heli-skiing option and access to Italy via the Matterhorn glacier.

There is much luxury accommodation to choose from, both chalets and hotels. Chalet Grace, with its breathtaking views of the Matterhorn is one of our favourites, along with The Hotel Mont Cervin – glamorous and central.

Out of its 111 restaurants, Myoko is worth a visit with its fusion of Swiss and Japanese delicacies. Loved by many is also Restaurant Du Pont – unpretentiously placed at the top of the main street, offering delicious roesti and good wine! Up the mountain, the self-service areas by the Sunegga lift and at Riffelberg are inexpensive and offer good, hearty food.

Zermatt is not the best resort for novices, however there are good ski schools around such as Summit and European Snowsports. There are good hotel nurseries with plenty of facilities to keep them occupied. Although on the pricey side, you get what you pay for.

Properties for Zermatt

The Omnia

Zermatt, Switzerland

The Omnia lies on the top of a rock 45 metres above central Zermatt, in Switzerland, offering spectacular views of the Matterhorn. The entry is unique as guests are transported in an elevato…

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Chalet Zermatt Peak

Zermatt, Switzerland

Said to be one of the top fully-serviced ski chalets available in the Swiss Alps, Chalet Zermatt Peak is built into the mountainside overlooking Zermatt and the Matterhorn. Five ensuite bed…

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Hotel Firefly

Zermatt, Switzerland

Located at the very centre of Zermatt,  the views from your suite in Hotel Firefly will take your breath away. This family-run, modern hotel combines traditional Alpine design with twenty-…

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Chalet Grace

Zermatt, Switzerland

Grace is built to the highest standard, featuring floor to ceiling windows on all three levels, and a dramatic vaulted interior. South facing balconies capture some of the best scenic views …

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Chalet D’Amore

Zermatt, Switzerland

Conveniently located close to the Klein Matterhorn lifts, and just minutes away from plenty of local shops and après-ski options, Chalet D'Amore is a lovely apartment housed in the beautifu…

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Chalet Pollux

Zermatt, Switzerland

Perched on a beautiful hillside, Chalet Pollux welcomes you to enjoy the slopes of the breathtaking Swiss peaks of Zermatt. Chalet Pollux is one of the three triplex that form the Chalet …

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