Zermatt

Luxury Chalets in Zermatt

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, Zermatt rivals all other resorts in Europe. The car free atmospheric historic feel to the town and iconic Matterhorn draw visitors to Zermatt all year round.

Luxury Hotels in Zermatt

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, Zermatt 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 has plenty of other attractions for people of all ilks. The gastronomy is excellent, renowned for its farm-to-table dining experience; with ample activities for families and young children too.

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
  • All year round skiing
    The iconic Matterhorn
    Great bars & restaurants
    Car free town
    Ski into Italy

    Zermatt Ski Overview

    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.

    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.

    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

    For those in search of something different, paragliding, ski-touring or off-piste heli-skiing can keep adrenaline junkies infinitely busy, yet there is ample for the more leisurely-minded people, including a Go-Ape park, outdoor cinema and the fascinating Matterhorn museum.

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    Sightseeing

    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 Gornergrat Bahn train ride is one activity that you can enjoy with your family in comfort and some of the most spectacular scenery any train ride could ever boast. This train ride will take you closer to the Matterhorn, and peaks like Rotenboden and Riffelberg before stopping at the Gornergrat Bahn.

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    Hiking & Snowshoeing

    The surroundings of the town offer a multitude of awe-inspiring trails, a local’s favourite of which is the Corner gorge.

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    Festivals & Music Scene

    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.

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    Helitours

    One of the most unique luxury experiences available! Whether it’s for an extraordinarily romantic rendez-vous or a family group wanting to create cherished memories, flying over the spectacular Swiss, French, and Italian Alps and landing on a glacier at 3,400m to an incredible gastronomic spread is one experience that will never be forgotten. The menu ranges from fondue to barbeques and from sushi to fine dining. Guests are seated around a hand-carved snow table and kept warm with fur rugs while glamorous waiters and butlers in tailcoats serve champagne and food.

    Zermatt offers a great variety of restaurants and bars both on and off the moutain, we offer properties on a self-catered/b&b meaning that you can make the most of the dining out during your trip.

    Fuji of Zermatt

    Japanese, Japanese sushi bar & Teppanyaki grill restaurant

    Modern Japanese restaurant, offers something for everyone. Skilled Sushi Chefs prepare fresh cuts of fine fish and Sushi rolls. At the Teppanyaki tables, chefs put on a spectacle whilst sautéing vegetables and searing a selection of fresh fish, shellfish and meats before your very own eyes. Whatever the occasion, whether with family or friends, your visit to “Fuji of Zermatt” offers an unforgettable experience. Take-Away is also available.

    Bodega Bacchus, Hotel Alex

    Fish specialities, Swiss specialities, Valais specialities

    The wine cellar Bodega Bacchus is an exquisite places to wine & dine. French chef, Fredy Fischer, has prepared gourmet cuisine and lighter culinary delights, the specialties of which are meat and fish from the grill. The Bodega Bacchus offers dining for up to 22 people in a stunning wine cellar with the longest oak table in Zermatt. You can choose from a wide variety of wines from all over the world. Local specialties from the Valais are served here with exceptional care.

    After Seven, Backstage Hotel

    Gourmet locally sourced food

    A fine dining experience by Ivo Adam, After Seven's multiple award winning star cuisine involves a creative mix of locally inspired and worldly dishes, sometimes exotically infused, but always market fresh and seasonal. The cuisine carries Ivo Adam's unmistakable stamp of quality. The open concept kitchen is a great attraction and focal point in this fine dining restaurant with personal charm. You will be invited to enjoy the "surprise menu", big or small, accompanied by the perfect wine, and to experience the harmony as a whole.

    Whymper Stube

    Swiss specialities, Fondue & Raclette

    A rustic, cosy and inviting restaurant, situated in the same building as the Seiler Hotel Monte Rosa, directly on Zermatt‘s bustling main street, it is in the liveliest part of the resort, right in the pulsating heart of Zermatt. Whether you prefer cheese or meat fondue, raclette or other local specialities from Switzerland, you will find a large variety of delicious dishes here, accompanied by exactly the right wine.

    Crêperie Stefanie

    Fast food, French, Vegetarian Friendly

    Near the tourist office, opposite Bayard Sport, Crêperie Stefanie is a little hole-in-the-wall creperie, perfect for a quick takeaway mid-après ski. Fillings range from cheese and ham to chocolate and banana, you don’t want to miss out on this hidden gem.

    The Factory, Hotel Post

    Italian & Mediterranean, Vegetarian & Gluten free

    You can create your own thin-crust pizzas, which are then prepared in traditional wood fired ovens. An excellent selection of fresh salads and sumptuous risottos that do not compromise on quality are also available, as well as gluten free pastas and pizzas. The rustic ambience adds to the authenticity of the evening and guests could not be in a better location to follow their meal with a night out in Zermatt.

    Chez Vrony

    Fish specialities, Fondue / Raclette / cheese, Valais specialities

    Heartfelt warmth, hospitality, stunning views of the Matterhorn and simply some time, just for yourself - that's Chez Vrony. With a vibrant history, this restaurant at 2100 metres altitude has embodied a family tradition for over 100 years. You will be pampered whilst you enjoy the lovingly prepared dishes and carefully selected wines. From a traditional recipe, to a delicious classic and speciality dishes prepared with a touch of international flair.

    Zum See

    Fish / Swiss / Valais specialities

    Restaurant "Zum See" is located in the wonderful name sake hamlet above Zermatt. You can either eat in the restaurant or on the sun terrace of the 350 year old chalet in a homely atmosphere, with stunning views of the Matterhorn. An excellent gourmet cuisine with traditional and Mediterranean dishes, fine wines and an ever-attentive service. Every Thursday in the winter season is a “fondue chinoise winter lodge evening”.

    Findlerhof

    Regional, Italian

    The restaurant can be found in the middle of a unique hiking and skiing area in Findeln, above Zermatt. The breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, and the exquisite cuisine and the wines selected by Franz are among the countless reasons why you can switch off and really enjoy yourself in the cosy, family atmosphere at Franz and Heidl’s. The Findelhof has been in Gault Millau and the Michelin Guide for many years.

    Fluhalp

    Fondue & Raclette, Swiss dishes

    The Fluhalp is situated on the slope in the ski area Sunnegga-Blauherd-Rothorn. With a big sun terrace & live music from Christmas until Easter this is great spot to enjoy a lunch in the Swiss sunshine, the kitchen serves up good value dishes with local and seasonal produce including pasta, rosti, and salads. For non-skiers you’ll find a marked, sunny winter hiking trail from Blauherd. Experience the romance of an overnight stay in an alpine hut, with unforgettable sunrises and sunsets, mountain hikes and high-alpine tours. The Matterhorn reflected in the Stellisee mountain lake provides a wonderful motif for landscape and panorama photographs.

    Blatten

    Swiss, European, Central European, Gourmet, Contemporary

    For something a bit more romantic, located just off the red run from Furi-Zermatt on the Klein Matterhorn sector, Blatten is a charming chalet with one of the cosiest tables in Zermatt, tucked away in a tiny room up a staircase. It serves an excellent mushroom soup and one of the best truffle cheese fondues up the mountain, don’t forget to save room for hot berries with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy a special experience on Wednesday evenings by taking a leisurely walk up from the village and tucking into their special fondue night. Booking a table is mandatory. Kids will love it!

    Chalet Etoile, Cervinia

    Meat & Fish specialities, Italian

    Chalet Etoile Restaurant is located at the foot of the Matterhorn (Cervino) 2750 mt. For 40 years they have offered a varation of dishes, from traditional to innovative cuisine. There is a great variety of meat and fish dishes, whilst the wine list compliments the menu to a tee. For those staying in Zermatt this offers a great lunch spot for a day trip into Italy, the ski over we would recommend for competent blue runs skiers and above.

    The destination offers thrilling adventures and fast runs for sledders. Steep trails ensure tingling nerves and enjoyment for young and old.

    If weather is inclement then the Escape Rooms in Zermatt offer fun and entertainment. Friends, family or work colleagues can play different adventure games, so called puzzles, in the Escape Room. Perfect for friends and family, who would like to spend an exciting evening or get away from a rainy day.

    In Zermatt, a snow-tubing run at 3,883 m promises high thrills. The summit station of Matterhorn glacier paradise offers the activity all summer. At Klein Matterhorn (3,883 m), round air-filled rings like giant inner tubes await guests. Visitors simply climb in, hang on to the handles and whizz down the snowy slope.

    The natural and artificial ice rink in the middle of the village offers free enjoyment on ice from December to February. This is where the youngest ice sports fans meet to be an ice princess or ice hockey player. Rink time can be rented by the hour. Or one can just watch the local ice hockey club, the EHC Zermatt, while they train.

    What’s more is that young families get the added benefit of under-10s skiing for free.