Resort guide


Zermatt is home to arguably the most iconic mountain views in the world, the Matterhorn. The resort itself is a glitzy and glamorous affair with a real cosmopolitan feel. It is one of the few resorts that manages to combine high altitude skiing and a pretty resort village.


The skiing is excellent and wide ranging thanks to its links to Cervinia and Valtourneche. The resort is also lively, with a wide range of bars, shops and restaurants. The latter being a real plus point to the resort, Zermatt is arguably the top destination for skiers looking for world class food both off and on the hill.

The resort is car free which means guests must expect some walking. There is a good electro-bus transit system (think a bus sized milk float with seats) which is free with the lift pass and a good way to keep walking to a minimum. There are also readily available electro-taxis although these can be quite expensive. On your way up to resort, whether you are driving or coming on a coach transfer service, you will stop in Taesch. A small village below Zermatt from where you jump on the train up to Zermatt itself. This is actually a lovely train ride through the mountains and takes about 15 minutes; it breaks the journey up well and certainly doesn’t feel like an inconvenience.

The resort is split into 3 main areas, the town centre, Petit Village and Winkelmatten. Due to the lack of cars, making sure you get the right location is quite important. Petit Village does have quite a few chalets and hotels and it is a bit of a walk from there to the town centre. The town centre itself is where the Sunnegga gondola and Gorgnergrat cog railway depart from as well as housing the majority of the shops, bars and restaurants. Winkelmatten is roughly 15 minutes walk from the centre but in terms of ski access it is the best of the 3. The Matterhorn Express gondola departs from here and the main piste into the village runs to Winkelmatten too.

Zermatt is one of a very few resorts that took our breath away, it has so much going for it. The skiing is incredible, the village centre is gorgeous and the après-ski is fantastic. Zermatt isn’t cheap but we think it’s one of the resorts that every keen winter sports enthusiast has to visit.


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Properties in Zermatt

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Hotel Ambassador

Hotel Ambassador, sleeps 170

A stylish hotel with modern rooms and impressive spa area

Parkhotel Beau Site

Parkhotel Beau Site, sleeps 170

An impressive hotel with views of the Matterhorn

Hotel Alex

Hotel Alex, sleeps 160

A boutique hotel in the heart of Zermatt with wonderful leisure area

Hotel Perren

Hotel Perren, sleeps 140

A traditional hotel in a great central location

Le Mirabeau Hotel & Spa

Le Mirabeau Hotel & Spa, sleeps 120

A comfortable hotel with modern rooms and spa area

Hotel Butterfly

Hotel Butterfly, sleeps 120

A comfortable hotel in the heart of Zermatt

Hotel National

Hotel National, sleeps 110

A modern hotel with renovated spa area

Hotel Schonegg

Hotel Schonegg, sleeps 100

A comfortable hotel with impressive Matterhorn views from the infinity terrace

Hotel Rex

Hotel Rex, sleeps 70

A comfortable B&B hotel in the heart of Zermatt with great wellness facilities


Christiania, sleeps 2-48

A selection of apartments in the heart of the luxurious resort of Zermatt


Alex, sleeps 12

A luxurious 6 bedroomed chalet in a ski in/out location!


Gemini, sleeps 10

A gorgeous free-standing chalet with amazing views and an outdoor hot tub

Zermatt Lodge

Zermatt Lodge, sleeps 10

A stunning luxury catered penthouse apartment for 10 guests in a central and convenient location

Backstage Loft

Backstage Loft, sleeps 10

A chalet like nothing you'll have seen before, a true masterpiece overlooking Zermatt


Ibron, sleeps 8

A simply stunning luxury chalet apartment with incredible food


Castor, sleeps 8

A gorgeous luxury chalet apartment offering amazing food


Pollux, sleeps 8

A simply stunning modern chalet apartment for up to 8 guests serving delectable gourmet standard food

Julen Penthouse

Julen Penthouse, sleeps 8

A beautifully designed luxury chalet apartment featuring a glass roof and amazing views


Carmen, sleeps 8

A special chalet in a special location serving incredible food!


Elena, sleeps 8

A spacious apartment for 8 guests in a rare ski in/ski out location

Heinz Julen Loft

Heinz Julen Loft, sleeps 6

A unique and stunning luxury catered apartment serving incredible food

Haus Vieux Moulin

Haus Vieux Moulin, sleeps 2-6

A collection of great self-catered apartments in the heart of Zermatt


Zeus, sleeps 6

A stunning luxury self catered apartment within easy reach of the vibrant town centre and skiing too


Nevis, sleeps 6

A bright and spacious self catered apartment in the heart the action


Heidi, sleeps 6

A cosy and quaint self catered apartment in the centre of Zermatt


Zora, sleeps 6

A stunning modern self catered apartment close to the Main Street and Sunnega lift station too


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