Luxury Chalets in Zermatt

About Zermatt

Zermatt arguable provides the best views in the Alps with the striking Matterhorn overlooking the town. The town itself is car free meaning that you can through the streets more freely. There is plenty of history to take in whilst you are in the resort from the Matterhorn museum to the old style buildings and small cobbled streets.

For the intermediate and adventurous amongst the team the run down from the top of Zermatt into Cervinia is a long red run with a nice Italian feed waiting at the bottom is a must. Recently the lift system has been further upgraded to rival the resorts French counter parts, and with ample choices to eat both on and off the mountain you will feel you need to return to keep on exploring.

Zermatt is a unique alpine town amongst ski resorts globally. It is steeped in history and folklore, and talks the talk too. Surrounded by 38 summits over 4,000m, 9 of which are in the top 10 European highest, and with 360km of piste it rivals all other resorts in Europe. The idyllic town itself is car-free which gives it a charming and olde worlde atmosphere, especially as you wander through the winding, cobbled streets surrounded by forlorn, weathered chalets on either side. Whilst the Matterhorn is the gem in the crown of Zermatt, the town’s wide variety of other attractions mean there’s something for everyone. The gastronomy is excellent, renowned for its farm-to-table dining experience and activities for families and young children are also well-cared for, including a Go-Ape park, outdoor cinema and the fascinating Matterhorn museum.

Zermatt is world-renowned as a ski destination for families, intermediates, experts and ski tourers. It has guaranteed snow from late November to the end of April, making it a wise early and late season option. Zermatt is a cut above its rivals due to its various high altitude top stations (up to 3,820m), pistes facing all aspects (counting the linked resorts of Cervinia and Valtournenche in Italy) and an ever-improving world-class lift system. It also lays claim to extensive off piste, outstanding mountain restaurants and a buzzing, cosmopolitan town centre. Although the area’s lift pass initially seems pricey, in part exaggerated by the Swiss Franc, the quality on offer makes it great value. There is a wide range of luxury accommodation and eateries, as budget and designer options sit side by side. What’s more is that young families get the added benefit of under-10s skiing for free.

As for the pistes, Zermatt boasts three stunning and varied ski areas: the Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn, Schwarzsee and Matterhorn glacier paradise. Freestylers and snowboarders come to hone their skills in Zermatt Snowpark, where Olympian hopefuls also train. Linked by a crossover to the beautiful ski region of Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche in Italy is possible from the Matterhorn glacier paradise. For those in search of something different, paragliding, ski-touring or off-piste heli-skiing can keep adrenaline junkies infinitely busy.

For photographers, the Gornergrat cog railway winds its way up the mountain to 3089m altitude, providing a magnificent panorama well worth the trip. Whilst the Matterhorn Museum is home to the equipment used during the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865 which ended tragically. Zermatt is also graced with Matterhorn glacier paradise with the highest glacier palace in the world (3883m), reached by a cableway. The surroundings of the town offer a multitude of awe-inspiring trails, a local’s favourite of which is the Corner gorge. As well as many local attractions, Zermatt is host to a variety of extravagant festivals and annual events, including Unplugged Music Festival, Matterhorn Ultraks Skialp and the revered ski-mountaineering race Patrouille des Glaciers from Zermatt to Verbier .

We are proud to have handpicked some of the finest, private accommodation available in Zermatt. From 34-berth luxury catered chalets with saunas and rotating fireplaces to deluxe penthouse apartments with bio saunas, Zermatt is your oyster, and all you need to do is peruse our varied selection of exclusive, luxury chalets, hotels and apartments to get an idea of what is on offer. At Camel Snow we know what works best for our guests and we can tailor-make your ski trip of a lifetime at the click of a button.

If you are looking for a days Heli-Skiing – get dropped at the top of the Monte Rosa (4,250m) for something really special.

Key Information

  • Ski Area: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise & Schwarzee
  • Resort: 1620m // Top: 3883m
  • Pistes: 313km
  • Beginners: 29
  • Intermediate: 72
  • Advanced: 27
  • Ski Lifts: 34
  • Snow Park: 1
  • Nursery Areas: 5
  • Cross Country: 15km

Travel Information

  • Airport 1
    GENEVA (GVA) - 233KMS // 2HRS 50MINS
  • Airport 2
    ZURICH (ZRH) - 250KMS // 3HRS 45MINS
  • Private Airport
    SION (SIR) - 80KMS // 2HRS
  • Train Station
    TASCH - 25MINS
  • Heli Pad
    ZERMATT - In Resort