Zermatt - The Good, the Bad, ...and the Facts!
Davos Resort Alititude: 1560m.
Davos is not a village, it's the highest city in Europe!
Massive ski area with lots of variety.
Lots of activities for non-skiers and boarders.
Takes time to travel between the different ski areas.
Doesn't have a 'traditional' ski-resort feel.
Zermatt Live Streams
The live images below of Zermatt : Gornergrat Riffelberg are provided courtesy of Feratel Media Technologies AG
Zermatt Web Cameras
A list of webcams for Zermatt and the surrounding area.
Zermatt Snow Record
Zermatt is Family Friendly
Zermatt has Amazing Scenery
If there's a more stunning location for a mountain resort than Zermatt then we've yet to come across it. Just sit back and enjoy
the journey up the valley from Brig to the car-free village and get ready for your first glimpse of the Matterhorn, you wont be disappointed.
Zermatt sits at the end of the Mattertal valley and is surrounded by 4000m peaks and glaciers, although naturally it's the Matterhorn that
grabs your attention for most of the time. Oh yes, and the skiing's not bad either.
Any Summer Skiing at Zermatt ?
Thanks to the incredible Klein Matterhorn cable car, Zermatt has access to Europe's largest and highest summer ski area.
Featuring 20km of pistes (the longest being 7km) and 7 lifts accessing the area, the Theodul Glacier area is open every day from
May to November, after which many of the lifts further down the valley start to open.
The Klein Matterhorn cable car, one of the most dramatic in the world, takes you up to a height of 3820m (an elevator called
the Gipfel-lift can take you up to a viewing platform at 3883m) and
entry to the pistes is via a tunnel through the mountain. From there you can take a number of different pistes, such as
number 85 - the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, right down to Trockener Steg at 2939m.
It's worth noting that from July to September some of the lifts at Trockener Steg sometime close because of lack of snow.
Vice versa, it's not uncommon for the runs down to the next main station at Furgg (2432m) to be open in early November
and well into May.
The area also has one of the best freestyle parks in the Alps - The Gravity Snowboard Park.
With all this skiing and boarding and, of course, the view of THAT mountain (the Matterhorn for those unfamiliar with Zermatt),
it's not hard to see why this is one of Europe's most popular summer ski destinations.
Zermatt - Getting There
Getting to the Slopes at Zermatt
The Skiing at Zermatt
Zermatt Piste Maps
A list of piste-maps for Zermatt and the surrounding ski areas.
Zermatt The Resort Itself
Zermatt Other Activities
Zermatt Local Knowledge
Zermatt Apres Ski
Zermatt - Any Chance of Early Snow ?
It may be located in one of the driest parts of the Alps, but it's also one of the highest, so thanks to it's altitude
Zermatt tends to keep hold of it's snow once it's had some.
Zermatt Resort Style
Zermatt Annual Events
Annual Events in this and neighbouring resorts...
Zermatt Useful Links
If you want some further information on Zermatt, then you might find these links to other sites useful...
Hotels + Chalets in Zermatt
Zermatt hotels and chalets.
Sunstar Style Hotel Zermatt
The small but stylish Sunstar Style Hotel Zermatt****,
with its combination of distinctive interior decor and typical Valais-style features,
offers a hotel stay with a difference. For guests hoping to spend some relaxing days
in simple surroundings where they will be well looked after, this is the perfect place.
The rooms are all decorated in a distinctive, modern and tasteful style and most of them
have a balcony. A special feature is that the shower or bath area forms part of the bedroom.
Fine food is served in the stylish restaurant and, in warmer weather, on the sunshine terrace.
The spa centre, with its indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and massages, is perfect for soothing relaxation.